▪ Julia Barfield, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student from Carrboro, earned a winter internship with the N.C. Head Start-State Collaboration Office, starting this month.
Barfield will co-manage a project that improves services for homeless, preschool-aged children.
▪ Chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio in Chapel Hill, a former chef at Martha’s Vineyard, was named one of the top 16 Chefs to Watch in 2016 by Restaurant Hospitality.
▪ Phineas Sandi, 7, of Chapel Hill, was named one of five 2016 Ambassadors for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
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Sandi, who was diagnosed with chemo-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia six years after his sister died from leukemia, participated in a 2013 immunotherapy trial supported by the foundation and is now cancer-free.
▪ Anthony “Jack” Vogt of the U.S. Coast Guard, who is from Chapel Hill, was promoted from captain to rear admiral lower half in January. Vogt is stationed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as assistant superintendent.
▪ Dean’s lists and students’ awards: Erin Binnie of Carrboro and Gina Duronio, Janine Eduljee and Evelyn Ruff of Chapel Hill were named to the dean’s list at Northeastern University. Charles Caron, Evan Fantozzi, Laura Fradin and Katherine Mimmack of Chapel Hill were included in the fall dean’s list at Tufts University. Benjamin Felder from Chapel Hill earned Faculty Honors for a 4.0 GPA at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Amelia Hicks of Chapel Hill earned a spot on the dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University. Stephen Himmelberg of Chapel Hill was named to the dean’s list at Washington and Lee University for the fall. Charles Lynn of Chapel Hill earned High Honors at Phillips Exeter Academy. Justin Mitchell from Chapel Hill was included in the dean’s list at Widener University. April Springer of Chapel Hill, a student at the American Hebrew Academy, joined the school’s honor society.
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