Chapel Hill: Community

July 24, 2014

Notables: July 23

Donna Fudale earned first place recognition for a poster presentation at the National American Association of Occupational Health Nurse conference in Dallas, Tx.
•  Donna Fudale, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S, earned first place recognition for a poster presentation at the National American Association of Occupational Health Nurse conference in Dallas, Tx. in May. The poster was titled Workplace Violence: The Role of the Occupational and Environmental Health Nurse and was based on her thesis completed in May 2013 for UNC, Masters of Public Health program. Donna is the president elect for the Tarheel chapter of NC American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
•  Todd Jones, partner and attorney with Anderson Jones, PLLC, has been named at-large director of UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association Governing Board. Jones began his two-year term July 1. A native of Durham, Jones graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health from UNC-Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.
•  Dr. James Moeser, chancellor emeritus at UNC-Chapel hill, has been appointed to High Point University’s National Board of Advisors. The board is comprised of leaders of education, Fortune 500 CEOs, and distinguished visionaries who are positively impacting the U.S. and the world. A native of Lubbock, Tx., Moeser earned a Bachelor of Music in organ performance and a Master of Music in musicology from the University of Texas at Austin, completed advanced study in Berlin and Paris as a Fulbright scholar, and holds a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan.
•  Joseph Parker, from Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough, was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cabinetmaking at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized students at the event for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking.
• Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., has released its list of students who received honors for the Spring 2014 term. Samuel Blank earned high honors, and Charles Lynn earned honors during the semester.
•  Kristyn Yelton, a staff member with the Assertive Community Treatment Team program operated by Lutheran Services Carolinas, has been honored with the organization’s Loyal Service Award. Each year LSC selects a small number of employees to recognize for their devotion to their jobs and to the LSC Yelton has been with LSC for almost four years, starting out as a social worker with the ACTT program and recently taking on a new role as vocational specialist. Based in Raleigh, LSC’s ACTT program, which operates in Orange, Person and Chatham counties, is a mobile, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness.
•  Drake Yeboah, son of Jayse Sessi and Siaw Yeboah of Hillsborough, received his Eagle Scout award June 10. Drake’s project was the collection of over 250 DVDs and video games that were to be distributed to children in the oncology unit at UNC Children’s Hospital. Drake collected enough to distribute to all units at the hospital. Drake has served as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 449 and as Chapter chief for the Saponi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow. Drake is a 2014 graduate of Cedar Ridge High School.
• Carrboro resident Drew Douglas Roeber, a senior at Chapel Hill High, was one of 98 high school student representatives throughout the U.S. chosen chosen to attend The American Legion Boys Nation. He is one of two delegates selected from the state based on leadership skills, academic record and activity at American Legion Boys State. The week-long program introduces the senators to the structure and function of the federal government while combining lectures and forums with visitations to federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historical spots in and around Washington, D.C.
• Mu Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated recently held its sixth entrepreneurial program recognizing African-American female entrepreneurs in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. Honorees were Marilyn Chaplin, owner of Legacy Cuts, Sophia Chavis, owner of B’Unique Hair Studio, and Beverly Yarborough, founder of Kids’ Klubhouse, formerly Beverly’s Home Daycare.
•  John Hausmann of Chapel Hill will chair the boad of the Newcomers Club of Chapel Hill for 2014-15. With nearly 250 members, the club sponsors numerous social, recreational, cultural and educational events to help recent arrivals to Chapel Hill and nearby towns develop new friendships, learn about the area and explore its many cultural offerings and service programs.
•  Daniele Katz of Chapel Hill will attend Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute at American University, a competitive pre-professional training program in the vocal arts. Katz is a student at East Chapel Hill High School and was selected out of hundreds of teenagers across the U.S. and abroad to receive one of 30 positions in this rigorous three-week program.

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