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Campbell University Magazine Summer 2009 Volume 4 • Issue 2 Cover Photo: It was a full house in the Gilbert Craig Gore Arena for spring graduation.
President Jerry Wallace Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing John Roberson Director of University Communications and Publications Haven Hottel Assistant Director of Publications and Contributing Writer Shannon Ryals
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Graphic Designer Tammy Maddrey Staff Writer Susan Welch
Founded in 1887, Campbell University is a private, coeducational institution where faith and learning excel. Campbell offers programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professions with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. The University is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, the LundyFetterman School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Pharmacy and the Divinity School. Campbell University was ranked in the top tier of Best Universities in the South offering master’s degrees by U.S. News and World Report in its America’s Best Colleges 2009 edition and named one of the “100 Best College Buys” in the nation by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc.
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Campbell Holds Spring Graduation Ceremonies The Evolution of Fitness Operation Inasmuch Spears Shares Inauguration Experience American Idol Winner Takes Tour to Campbell
Convocation Center Holds First Concert - Little Big Town Decadence Bakery: A Little Slice of Heaven Jack the Ripper Last Seen at Campbell Angels of the Battlefield Award Accepted by Campbell Student Campbellâ€™s Ortiz Performs for Extreme Makeover
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Campbell Composerâ€™s Works Selected for New CD
College of Arts and Sciences - Student Lecture Series Honors Campbell Dean Emeritus
Divinity School - Donlon Serves in Homeless Shelter Ministry
School of Business - Student CEO Featured in National Business Magazine
School of Education - Kidzone Gets Hands-on Approach to Science
School of Pharmacy - Campbell Produces Clinical Research Materials
School of Law - N.C. Business Court Relocating to Campbell Law School
Athletics - Jata Chosen by Chicago Fire Owens Shares Stage with Football Campbell RTP Campus Pitches in for CU Athlete Miettinen to be Inducted into CU Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Class Notes
Students attended Campbell from all 100 N.C. counties,
GRADUATION Campbell Holds Spring Graduation Ceremonies
Above: Students anxiously await the conferring of degrees. Right: Amy Johnson received her Master of Education degree. Below: Representative Bob Etheridge delivered the commencement speech for the 123rd spring graduation ceremony at Campbell University. Photos by Bennett Scarborough.
all 50 U.S. states and from 53 nations around the world.
MAY 2009 Above: LTC James Loffert, professor of military science, led the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Left: Students at graduation. Below: Dr. Edward Fubara, director of the Master of Business Administration program, presents a graduate with her MBA hood. Photos by Bennett Scarborough.
A capacity crowd filled the Gilbert Craig Gore Arena of the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center on Saturday, May 9, for Campbell University’s 123rd spring commencement ceremony. This marked the first spring commencement to be held in the Convocation Center since its construction. Over 600 undergraduate students and graduate students from the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business and the School of Education filed onto the arena floor to receive their degrees. Separate hooding and graduation ceremonies for the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, School of Pharmacy and the Divinity School were held on Friday, May 8, conferring an additional 228 graduate and professional degrees. U.S. Representative and Campbell alumnus Bob Etheridge (`65) delivered the general commencement address. Etheridge encouraged students to remain confident in their educational preparation during these tough economic times. Rep. Etheridge also received the J. A. Campbell Meritorious Service Award during today’s commencement ceremony. Other awards including the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree presented to Edgar J. Boone, a pioneer in adult and Community College education. Students James T. Purvis and Patricia H. Greene, as well as Campbell alumna Melba L. Williams, received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for excellence. Hooding and graduation ceremonies were held May 8 for the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, School of Pharmacy and the Divinity School. Featured speakers included North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Edmunds, Jr. for the School of Law, Dr. Terry Hamrick of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Atlanta for the Divinity School Mitchell Watts of the Pharmacy Network National Corporation. Watts received the Honorary Doctor of Science degree and Janice Anne Haywood, the creator and program director of the Children’s Ministry Certification program at the Campbell Divinity School received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. A total of 1,473 degrees have been conferred during the 2008-2009 academic year, including 531 undergraduate and 328 graduate and professional degrees for the spring commencement exercises.
On any given weekday, over 300 students workout at the R.P. Holding, Sr. Fitness Center. Photo by Bennett Scarborough.
The Evolution of Fitness By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications
t any given time of the day the John Pope Convocation Center is bustling with activity. Student athletes are training for their next game, professors are lecturing in the classrooms and students who want to be fit use the R.P. Holding, Sr. Fitness Center. The 3,500 sq. ft center offers state-of-the-art equipment. Six elliptical machines, six treadmills, three stationary bicycles, two row machines, climbing wall, stretch cage and 12 weight stations, provide plenty of variety for the 300 students that visit the center each weekday. But it isn’t just the students who enjoy the fitness center. Between 20-30 faculty/staff members are also taking advantage of the free gym. Director of Campus Recreation Andy Shell said the response the fitness center is more than he expected. “One of the treadmills is registering over 1,900 hours of use,” he said. “This is triple the usage we were expecting.”
Shell and his team are rearranging the machines so they are used evenly. “We’ve noticed certain treadmills and elliptical machines are used more than others due to where they are placed,” said Shell. “Students are working out now more than ever. We have doubled the numbers with this new gym compared to when we had the gyms opened in Sauls and Jones dorms.” Shell boasts that Campbell University is the first university to install televisions with DVD players on the machines in such a large mass. Landice Vision System is working with Shell to make sure the equipment runs properly. “I love being able to come to the fitness center and enjoy some quality time with my friends,” said freshman Mikaela Dalton. “It is such a confidence booster. Knowing that you are helping yourself and encouraging your friends to have a healthier lifestyle is a great feeling.”
Above: A variety of fitness equipment keeps students active. Right: The Strength and Conditioning Center is used to train the student athletes.
“Students are working out now more than ever. We have doubled the numbers with this new gym compared to when we had the gyms opened in Sauls and Jones dorms.”
– Andy Shell
Faculty and staff are fitting in their workout before and after work and during lunch.
students. With roughly 400 student athletes, the room is used between 10-12 hours a day from 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Glenn Jonas, associate professor of religion and philosophy, walks on the treadmill 3-4 times a week.
“I’ve talked with other schools that have been in our conference for awhile and they say we look like a Division 1 facility,” said Carter. “The difference in the athletes’ attitudes has been tremendous.”
“The best part of the exercise room is the convenience of the location,” he said. “I love the way I feel after working out. It is hard to describe unless you do it. I am told that working out gets your endorphins going which produces positive feelings in the body. So, for me, it is a great stress reducer at the end of the day.” Down the hall from the fitness center is the Strength and Conditioning Center. This is for student athletes and is overseen by Andrew Carter, head strength and conditioning coach. The Strength and Conditioning Center provided an additional 1,000 sq. ft. in workable space from their old facility in Carter Gym and has windows which allows the sunlight to stream in. The room can safely fit in 35
The athlete’s workout isn’t limited to the Strength and Conditioning Center. “We use everything we have in this building,” he said. “We use the sidewalks outside, hallways and the practice gym to work on speed, agility and flexibility.” Carter encourages everyone to take advantage of the fitness center. “Being in shape seems to take a backseat,” he said. “It needs to become a lifestyle. It keeps you healthy and is a great stress reliever.”
Campbell University participated in Operation Inasmuch on April 4.
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By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications and Amanda Johnson, Student Writer
ver 500 students, faculty and staff participated in the second annual Operation Inasmuch at Campbell University on April 4. Operation Inasmuch is a day in which participants go into the community and serve others through various service and ministry projects.
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As the students dispersed to their projects, a sense of excitement was in the air. “It’s a great feeling to help out the community,” said pharmacy student Meghan Dawes. “We are a big group of people and have the manpower to complete a lot of jobs.”
The day started off with a volunteer’s meeting in Academic Circle on campus for registration, doughnuts and encouragement.
Dawes’ group worked at Buies Creek Elementary School planting flowers, picking weeds and cleaning up trash.
“Nothing demonstrates being a good neighbor and showing Jesus’ name than helping others,” said Dr. Jerry Wallace, president of Campbell University.
Other projects included creating a community garden for seniors, making balloon animals for shut-ins, hosting a soccer camp for local children and building a wheelchair ramp.
Cape Fear Christian Academy was one of the projects assigned to Campbell’s volunteers. They worked with students, staff and parents of Cape Fear Christian Academy to complete projects on their campus. Participants cleaned windows, arranged pine straw, mopped the cafeteria and prepared the gymnasium for a tournament. The biggest project of the day was transforming an old building space into a weight room and storage facility for Cape Fear Christian athletics. “This project shows spirited cooperation within the Christian education community,” said Al Myatt, Athletic Director of Cape Fear Christian Academy. A team consisting of junior business major Michelle Nichols, junior pre-med major Lenzy Stephenson, junior clinical research major Kumal Patel and university employees Woody Womack and Ryan Ingram spent the day cleaning brush and debris from the Jeff
“It’s a great feeling to help out the community.”
– Meghan Dawes
Students, faculty and staff completed 57 projects during Operation Inasmuch.
“This helps a lot,” she said. “That ditch is probably the biggest pain and having these guys clean it is a big help to me.”
Stewart Veterans Memorial Park in Buies Creek in an effort to prepare the site for further additions.
The day was deemed a success by campus minister Faithe Beam.
Joyce Stewart, who established the park in memory of her father Jeff, hopes to transform the bare, wet land into a beautiful park.
“The day seemed to capture students at two important points of need: to help in a meaningful way and to be in community with others,” she said. “Students, faculty and staff joined together with eager hearts and hands ready and willing to serve in the name of Christ. It was a great day for the Campbell community and a reminder of how we ought to live as faithful servants of God.”
“I hope we can get it landscaped into something the community and campus can both enjoy,” said Stewart. She commended the students and staff for their efforts.
Sowing For Others to Reap By Sara McCarthy, Student Writer One Operation Inasmuch group in particular lived out Jesus’ parable of planting a spiritual seed in healthy soil. Lead by Dr. Tim Metz, associate professor of biological sciences, a group of seven students and three other professors hit the road to Shawtown, a low-income area of Lillington. The group’s assignment was to till a land plot behind the Shawtown Senior Center and plant seeds for a future community garden. The garden will serve Shawtown’s senior citizens, who spend much of their time at the adjacent senior center started by 1978 Campbell graduate Desiretta Johnson.
After receiving her master’s in Education over 30 years ago, Johnson moved up the ladder and eventually worked in the county’s central education offices. Upon retiring she noticed the local elderly spent most of their time secluded. She opened the senior center three years ago and has plenty of success stories. “When we started the exercise program we had eight senior citizens using canes, now we only have one,” she added. As for the garden, Johnson said she has over 20 seniors come in for lunch every day. The fruit and vegetable patch will allow the seniors to gain independence in growing and picking their own food. It will also serve as an alternative to the food pantry or high-priced grocery store produce. The weary volunteers returned to Campbell not only with boxes of homemade cupcakes from Shawtown’s seniors, but also with an awareness of life outside Buies Creek and what the compassion of one person can create.
Left: Antonio Spears attended the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20. Above: A sea of people crowded together at Capitol Hill during the inauguration.
during the wee hours of the morning and they invented their own ways to entertain themselves and stay warm. “We tossed a beach ball and we had a singing contest,” said Spears. “We each had three hand warmers in our shoes and gloves.”
Spears Shares Inauguration Experience By Amanda Johnson
hile students crowded around the flat screen in the Wallace Student Center to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20, Antonio Spears trekked to Capitol Hill for a closer view. Spears, a freshman business administration and mass communication double major, said he was compelled to attend the inauguration. “I just wanted to be a part of history,” said Spears. “It’s something I can tell my children some day.” Spears arrived on the hill around 3 a.m. on the morning of the inauguration and claimed his spot just behind seated celebrities and special guests.
Spears spent six days in the capitol, visiting the Smithsonian, sight-seeing at the National Mall and attending such events as the Youth Inaugural Ball. “At the Youth Inaugural Ball we heard so many people singing,” said Spears. After hearing acts such as Fall Out Boy, JayZ and the Jonas Brothers, Spears said Kanye West’s performance was most memorable. “My favorite was probably Kanye,” said Spears. “Because his songs have powerful messages.” Despite the flock of super stars present in the capitol, Spears was intrigued most by Obama himself. “When Barack Obama walked out, he was cool, laid back and relaxed,” said Spears. “That was cool.” Spears also attended the inaugural parade and was star-struck in the presence of the Obama family. “I was 10 feet away from Michelle Obama and wow. I couldn’t believe it,” said Spears.
“We were standing right behind the seating area,” said Spears.
Though Spears was surrounded by fame, he didn’t forget his university.
Spears’ standing area had another perk only few attendees experienced on the brisk winter day: warmth.
“We stayed at The Gaylord Hotel,” said Spears. “I thought that was funny.”
“We stood on the metro vents so the warm air would blow up on us,” he said.
Spears plans to return to the nation’s capitol in April to do a more extensive tour of the city, especially the White House.
Though Spears was with his family, he spent time with students from schools such as Princeton and Harvard
“I hear Michelle is doing things there,” said Spears, who toured the White House as a child. “I just want to see what she has changed, like the gardens.”
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American Idol Season 7 contestant David Cook performed at Campbell University on March 26. Cook kicked off his first headline tour, “The Declaration Tour,” in Tallahassee, Fla., selling his self-titled debut CD which went certified platinum in only a few months. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard Album Charts and has been on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Have you been to the great state of NC before? Yes, but I was a young kid and don’t remember much. Why did you decide to perform at colleges to start off your tour? I think colleges just have a vibe and energy that can’t be found anywhere else. If you can’t impress a college crowd who can you impress? What is your favorite song to perform? Barbasol. It’s the heaviest song on the album and I get a pretty nice guitar solo in it. What was the most memorable comment Simon Cowell said to you? The apology at the finale. You don’t expect an apology from him. When Ryan Seacrest was announcing the winner what was going through your mind? I was waiting for him to say Archuleta. As soon as he said my name everything is a blur and I had to watch it on YouTube. Did you come up with the concept for the video for “Light On”? Not as much as I was with the new video for Come Back to Me. What’s the best advice about show business you’ve ever received? Love, hated, but never ignored. What song would people be surprised to know is on your IPod? Hearts on Fire from the Rocky IV movie. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To stop time--I need more sleep! What do you envision yourself doing in 10 years? Being happy. Photo by Bennett Scarborough.
The John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center housed its first concert- Little Big Town. Photos by Bennett Scarborough.
Convocation Center Holds First Concert: Little Big Town By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications
“I feel no shame” - one of the lead singers, Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town sang acappella and the roar of the crowd was deafening. This lyric is from Little Big Town’s hit song “Boondocks.”
“This concert was amazing.”
– Meghan Northgrave The dynamic group brought down the house at the first concert held in the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center. “The arena has great sound and acoustics,” said Vice President for Business and Treasurer Jim Roberts.
Made up of four members, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman, they have been friends for years and write their music together. “Their harmony and interaction with the audience was wonderful,” said Joyce Mashtare, staff member in the Divinity School. The group’s energy kept the crowd dancing and clapping. Their warm, friendly vibe gave the concert a personal feel. “We love playing live,” said Fairchild. The group held a contest for two fans to win backstage passes. “I’m a big country music fan,” said Meghan Northgrave, freshman. “This concert was amazing. It’s nice to see a group with such talent.”
The Decadence Bakery is owned by Amber Grubb, MBA student, and her parents Pam and Jeff. Photo by Jesse Campbell. Reprinted with permission from the Jefferson Post.
Decadence Bakery: A Little Slice of Heaven By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications
estled in the Blue Ridge Mountains the Decadence Bakery serves up hot cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes, turnovers and many other delicious treats. Amber Grubb, MBA student, is coowner with her parents Pam and Jeff Grubb.
The bakery isn’t limited to sweet treats; they also have a breakfast menu featuring bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and a lunch menu with Greek and Italian sandwiches. The bakery also caters special events with signature cakes and other baked goods.
“My favorite item at the bakery is anything chocolate, but more specifically the chocolate cookie with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips,” said Grubb.
“We are constantly baking,” said Grubb.
Grubb and her mom like to stay busy and look for new ideas to invest their time. “We always like to have our feet dipped in something,” said Grubb. “Our town didn’t have a bakery, and we wanted to fill that market need.” The bakery opened in West Jefferson in January 2009 and has stayed busy ever since. They are opened six days a week from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. “We are a tourist town, but despite the winter months we have a constant flow of people,” she said. “I can only assume this summer we’ll be even busier.”
Grubb’s life is full speed. On Mondays, she works at the bakery until 2 p.m. and then drives to Cary and drops off her dog Rylee and travels another 45 minutes for class at Campbell’s main campus. She has class on Tuesdays and Thursday and Wednesday is devoted to homework. After class on Thursday, she drives back to Cary and picks up Rylee and they head back to West Jefferson. She works at the bakery Friday and Saturday. Sunday is reserved for church. Monday starts the process again. Fortunately, she isn’t in it alone. Her family helps run the business. “Our entire family is a bunch of over achievers,” Grubb said. “They are familiar with the tiring and diligent work involved in running any establishment.” Grubb graduates this year and would like to attend Campbell’s School of Law. 13
Jonathan Fitts wrote the play “Whitechapel,” which is the story of the Jack the Ripper murder case ironically staged as a musical.
Jack the Ripper Last Seen at Campbell By Susan Welch, Staff Writer
he curtain goes up on London’s East End. Two Scotland Yard inspectors walk the foggy streets of Whitechapel. A bloodcurdling scream rises from the wings as they flash back to a time a decade before when a prostitute was murdered in the same district. Tonight, they are following up on another murder, that of a woman hideously killed by a man known only as Jack the Ripper. Campbell University sophomore Jonathan Fitts’ original play, “Whitechapel,” is the story of the Jack the Ripper murder case ironically staged as a musical. “The last thing I wanted the show to be is a murder mystery,” said Fitts. “I didn’t want it to be a blood bath, I wanted it to be classier than that. The show is about passion and musicals are passion.” Fitts shifts the focus of the play, from the Ripper himself to the characters surrounding the case. Especially Inspector George Lusk, a once lowly beat cop who commits a heinous crime but is eventually redeemed by the love of a good woman. “It’s a story about the good and bad in all of us and the idea that for as much evil that man is capable of doing, he is also capable of that much good and worthy of forgiveness,” Fitts explained. The character of Jack the Ripper is only seen twice and all of the murders take place off-stage, but there are 28 major and minor musical numbers in the show. In one scene, the cops dress up like women in order to snare the 14
Ripper, which actually happened in the real murder case and makes for a hilarious musical sequence in the play. “All the characters are historically accurate except for one,” Fitts said. “The history of the piece lends itself to so much theatricality, the action is never stagnant.” Early buzz is that there are several theatrical publishers interested in licensing the script. “It’s going to be very interesting, but fun to see how people perceive the show,” said Fitts, “because it is a new show and there are a lot of misconceptions about Jack the Ripper.” A native of Raleigh, Jonathan Fitts has been performing in community and repertory theatre and as a musician for many years. He is self-trained on the piano and guitar and frequently performs in coffee houses as a cover for other bands. A theatre major, Fitts has also performed in numerous Campbell University productions, including “Little Women,” “The Glass Menagerie (A Harnett Regional Theatre production directed by Campbell’s Keith Hight),” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” “Pippin,” “Betrayal” and “Voice of the Prairie.” He also wrote the musical score for the Campbell production of “Quem Queritas.” In addition, Fitts is the author of the play “Falling,” which was nominated for the John Cauble Playwrighting Award given by the Kennedy Center. He has a major role in the upcoming production of “Dead Man Walking.” Fitts co-wrote the music and lyrics for “Whitechapel” with his friend Joshua Carswell, a sophomore at Elon College.
Far right - HM2 Michael Ryals, kinesiology major at Campbell University, was nominated to accept the award on behalf of the United States Navy Reserve corpsmen.
Angels of the Battlefield Award Accepted by Campbell Student T
he commander of U.S. Central Command, Army General David Petraeus, praised the work of the Navy corpsmen and Army medics at the Third annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala held on March 11. HM2 Michael Ryals, kinesiology major at Campbell University, was nominated to accept the award on behalf of the United States Navy Reserve corpsmen.
I love being a corpsman because I like the idea that I can put my hands on someone and save their life.”
“I am so honored,” said Ryals. “This belongs to all navy corpsmen that protect the lives of our service members.”
“Wherever they serve, they always exhibit extraordinary qualities, skill, courage, cool under pressure and selflessness,” Petraeus said. “Tonight, we recognize and thank them, the angels of the battlefield, for all that they’ve done, and all that they continue to do for their fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and for our great country.”
Petraeus told the 400-person audience that he was an appropriate keynote speaker, given that he’s survived two near-fatal injuries. “Some out there may wonder what my qualifications are to offer assessments of our medics,” he said. “The fact is I’m quite well qualified on the subject, having twice awakened to the caring eyes of an angel on the battlefield following life-threatening injuries.”
Petraeus said his simple, yet hugely important, task during the event was to thank combat medical personnel -- in particular, the troops accepting awards on behalf of their respective services.
Ryals was nominated by his reserve unit in Raleigh, N.C. Previously, Ryals served three years on active duty. He was deployed to Rawah / Anah, Iraq for eight months. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor for an attack that occurred on Oct. 29, 2006. “I am proud every time I put on my uniform,” he said. “I think of everyone that has been before me and all the friends I have lost that wear the uniform. I am proud of my life-long friendships I have made and my accomplishments that I never thought I could have done. 15
ABC television program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” came calling in early March wanting the band to play for an upcoming broadcast. Campbell University Spanish Professor Ann Ortiz, a member of the group, said taping the show was a mind-boggling experience.
“It was a blast and exciting to be a part of the show.”
Dr. Ann Ortiz, center, and the Huckleberry Brothers. Photo by Jean Smith.
Campbell’s Ortiz Performs for
By Susan Welch, Staff Writer
omposed of part-time musicians with day jobs, The Huckleberry Brothers is a local band that performs 19th century minstrel music at Civil War reenactments and other community events throughout the year. Brought together by their passion for music and desire to preserve the traditional and popular music of the mid 19th century, the group never dreamed of national recognition until the popular
– Ann Ortiz
“It was really an exciting day,” Ortiz said. “The program has a veterans theme and is cast in a kind of quasi-Civil War setting, where the cameras pan back and forth from the house being demolished for later rebuilding. Replicas of Civil War-era cannons were also fired. The show’s producers wanted us to play period music for the filming.” Each episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve. It involves a team of designers, contractors and construction workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild the entire house of a deserving family. The episode in which the Huckleberry Brothers perform takes place in Jamesville, N.C. at the home of Gulf War veteran Jeff Cooper and his family. The father suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and the son, saved by his father in a traffic accident, lost part of his arm to amputation. “It is really a sad story, but it has a happy ending,” Ortiz said. “The family comes back from vacation and sees their new house, a beautiful log cabin design. It was a blast and exciting to be a part of the show,” Ortiz said. “We also felt privileged to be able to play a role in helping the Cooper family.”
Wilder Receives Scholarship By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications Jere Wilder, junior, received the Dale Allison Swenson Memorial Scholarship. Wilder is pursuing her degree in Family Consumer Sciences-Early Childhood Education/Birth to Kindergarten. She is from Cary, N.C. and her mother is Lisa Wilder. “I enjoy Campbell because of the outstanding Education
program they have,” she said. “The teachers are a blessing, and I have been blessed with all the right ones each semester.” After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and then open a daycare facility. “God blesses those who patiently wait for their time to be blessed. Never complaining but praying
he will one day open windows for them in their time of need,” said Wilder. “It was my time, and I am truly thankful and blessed that God allowed this scholarship to come my way and extremely happy that the scholarship was approved.”
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Kathryn Elizabeth Swanzey, of Warsaw, N.C., has received the Gladys Baars Campbell Scholarship to Campbell University, a full scholarship valued in excess of $80,000. Swanzey will graduate from North Duplin Senior High School in June 2009 and wants to pursue a pre-med education in biology or health science. Hanna Scott Dunn, of Benson, N.C., has received a full scholarship to Campbell University. Campbell’s J. Hunter and Mabel C. Strickland Memorial Scholarship awards over $80,000 to worthy candidates seeking an undergraduate education. Dunn, who will graduate from South Johnston High School in June 2009, plans to earn both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in trust and wealth management. Upon graduation, she plans to take the Financial Planner Certification examination. You could have heard a pin drop in Turner Auditorium on March 4, when best-selling author Cecil Murphey spoke about his commitment to God and how he uses his writing gift to serve Him. Murphey spoke during Campbell University’s chapel service. Cecil Murphey is a full-time writer and speaker and has served as a pastor in Atlanta, Ga. He also volunteered as a hospital chaplain and was a missionary to Kenya. He holds bachelor’s degrees in education and religious education and master’s degrees in education and theology. His book “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” was made into a movie that premiered on TNT as a Johnson Spotlight Presentation Movie. Another book, “I Choose to Stay,” has been optioned for a feature film. It has also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list and was included on “USA Today’s” list of top 150 bestselling books in the last 15 years. Robert “Bobby” Womble, of Lillington, N.C., has been elected to Campbell University’s Presidential Board of Advisors. Womble is a sales agent with Cape Fear Insurance Agency in Lillington. The Campbell University School of Pharmacy posted a 100 percent passage rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure exam (NAPLEX) and 96.88 percent on the Multi State Pharmacy Jurisprudence exam (MPJE). The scores maintained the school’s record of a perfect score on the NAPLEX and beat the national average on the MPJE by 5.72 percent. William Blake, Denise Levertov and William Wordsworth were just some of the authors residents from Harnett Manor enjoyed hearing as students from Campbell
University’s Mabel Powell Club read poetry to them. After reading various poems, the students read verses from Psalms to the residents. A few of them recited the verses along with the students as they read. The students included Luke Morales, Michael Tildsley, Stephanie Ricker, Kiki Long, Samantha Lisk and Graham Langdon.
Fuquay-Varina entrepreneur Bob Barker has been elected chairman of Campbell University’s Board of Trustees. Barker is the owner and operator of the Bob Barker Company, the industry’s leading supplier of correction facilities with branches in North Carolina, Idaho and Florida and metal manufacturing plants and distribution center in Fuquay-Varina and California.
Campbell University has received a grant in the amount of $140,000 from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The grant will be used to fund general scholarships during the 2009-2010 academic year.
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation was established in 1946 by Conkey Pate Whitehead as a memorial to his mother. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to provide need-based scholarships to Christian women who are residents of certain southeastern states which include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. Raymond Bryan, Jr., of Goldsboro, N.C., has been elected vice chairman of Campbell University’s Board of Trustees. The chairman of the board of directors for the T.A. Loving construction company in Goldsboro, Bryan is currently serving his 8th term as a Campbell trustee. Raleigh attorney Benjamin N. Thompson has been named chairman of the Executive Committee of the Campbell University Board of Trustees. A resident of Dunn, Thompson is a partner with the law firm of Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, supervising the firm’s litigation section. Campbell University was recently named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is recognition from the federal government for Campbell’s “commitment to service and civic engagement on the campus and in the nation.” Recent studies have underlined the importance of servicelearning and volunteering to college students. In 2006, 2.8 million college students gave more than 297 million hours of volunteer service, according to the Corporation’s Volunteering in America 2007 study. Three-time winner of the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year Award, Dr. James Causby delivered the E. Bruce Heilman Leadership Lecture at Campbell University’s School of Education Convocation on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The Heilman Lecture Series provides a forum for decorated scholars and distinguished professionals to explore the difficult role of leaders in the 21st century. The lecture series is funded by the E. Bruce Heilman Lectures Endowment Fund.
David Russ, of Wilmington, N.C., has been elected to Campbell University’s Presidential Board of Advisors. Russ is the owner and operater of Russ Vending and Coffee Company of Wilmington. The students from Campbell University’s Mass Communication Capstone class worked with the ad club to secure a first place win in the National Club Achievement Competition for the American Advertising Federation.
The campaign was for Wake Enterprise, a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities with employment opportunities.
The students worked with the ad club to suggest a campaign and the ad club recruited talent from the community to produce the TV spots, shoot the print ads and developed other aspects of the Public Service Announcement.. Second year Campbell Law students Beth Stowell, Thomas Harper and Luke Dalton were highly competitive at the 2009 Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by U.C. Davis School of Law. The competition was held at the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of California in Sacramento, Ca.
Campbell’s three-person team was recognized as producing the Best Brief in the competition. Additionally, Beth Stowell was presented with the Best Oral Advocate award and Thomas Harper received the second place Oral Advocate award. Campbell finished second in overall program behind U.C. Hastings School of Law. Professor of Law, Lynn Buzzard, coached this highly competitive team.
Other awards earned by Campbell Law moot court teams in recent years include national championships at the 2008 Jerome Prince Evidence Competition at the Brooklyn School of Law and 2007 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition at the University of Minnesota School of Law. In both instances, Campbell Law teams were also presented with Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate awards.
Wishart’s works “Remembrance” and “Toccata II” are almost diametrically opposed to each other in style, according to Dr. Richard McKee, associate professor of music and director of Piano Studies at Campbell. “Remembrance’ covers a depth of human experience in a very short time,” McKee said. “From the opening statement of melancholy and anguish to the lyrical section, concluding outburst and quiet resolution, the music takes us through a journey of loss recollection and grief. ‘Toccata II’ is a virtuosic piece that features fast driving rhythms.” Dr. Jeri-Mae Astolfi, piano professor at the University of Wisconsin, is an avid performer of musical styles ranging from the Renaissance era to the present. Astolfi
“To say that I’m excited about the CD release is an understatement.”
– Betty Wishart performed Wishart’s “Remembrance” and “Toccata II,” as well as another work by the composer, “Kohinoor Sonata,” at a concert commemorating Women’s History Month in March 22 in New York City.
Campbell composer and piano professor Betty Wishart.
Campbell Composer’s Works Selected for New CD By Susan Welch, Staff Writer
wo works by Campbell University piano professor and composer Betty Wishart were selected for inclusion in a new CD, “Chroma: New Music for Piano,” performed by internationally renowned pianist Dr. Jeri-Mae Astolfi. Wishart’s compositions were two of only 12 pieces chosen from 164 scores submitted to the Society of Composers, Inc.
“To say that I’m excited about the CD release is an understatement,” said Wishart. “Dr. Astolfi takes every note to heart, as other pianists do with their Beethoven or Chopin. Her musicianship, technical skills and interpretation of new music are without equal.” Betty Wishart received a bachelor’s degree in music from Queens University and a master’s in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wishart has studied with Wolfgang Rosé, Richard Bunger Evans, Roger Hannay and many others. Her music, published by CPP Belwin and Conners Publications, has been performed throughout the United States and England, France, Italy, South Korea and Japan. In addition, she has won Composers Guild awards in several categories and has received awards from Delta Omicron, American Pen Women, American College of Musicians and ASCAP. She is the immediate past president of the Southeastern Composers League and the immediate past holder of the Composition/Theory Chair of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association. Wishart’s name also appears in Who’s Who in Music The CD may be purchased in the Campbell University Book Store. An audio sample of “Toccata II” is also available online at townhallrecords.com.
Dr. Connie Barnes was recently appointed to the Johnston County Board of Health. Barnes is director of the Drug Information Center and an associate professor of pharmacy at Campbell. Dr. Connie Lee Barnes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy, graduating magna cum laude from Campbell University School of Pharmacy in 1990. Barnes has been the director of Campbell’s Drug Information Center since 1992. Her responsibilities as director of Drug Information include developing and maintaining a regional Drug Information Center, providing clinical and didactic drug information course work for Doctor of Pharmacy students, providing instruction in various pharmacy courses and coordinating residency programs for pharmacy residents, among others. Barnes has published articles in numerous professional journals and books. Dr. Adam English, assistant professor of Theology at Campbell University, used his summer faculty research grant to travel to Italy to discover more about Saint Nicholas. English spent May 13-19, 2009 in Bari, Italy, where St. Nicholas’ bones are buried. He explored archives, read original documents and toured the basilica dedicated to the saint. English plans to use his research to write a scholarly article and eventually write a book. He also wants to weave his experience into his class on Ancient and Medieval Theology. With over 800 in attendance on February 6, 2009 at the East Carolina University of Human Ecology Centennial Legacy of Leadership Symposium and Awards Dinner Dr. Constantine G. Kledaras was bestowed with the Legacy Leadership Award for his legacy of leadership and contribution and for outstanding service to the community. Dr. Kledaras was recognized with a legacy medallion in appreciation of his outstanding leadership as a faculty member at East Carolina University School of Social Work and Criminal
Justice. Dr. Kledaras was a tenured professor at ECU and Associate Dean for the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice prior to his employment at Campbell University in 1995. He holds the title of faculty emeritus at ECU. A job in Campbell University’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as a lab technician and instructor has been good experience for Casey Langdon, but it is only the first step in a lifelong career in research he intends to pursue. Langdon has been accepted into Yale University’s prestigious Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) program and will begin a five and one-half year journey toward a Ph.D. in research in September. A native of Coats, N.C., Langdon graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and biology in May 2008. He has worked as a lab technician and lab instructor in biology and chemistry in the School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences since that time. In his short memoir titled “Chapter One,” Phillip Melvin, adjunct professor and former dean of Student Life at Campbell University, has collected stories and provided insights into one of the century’s most controversial wars, Vietnam. Melvin spoke to Campbell students at a Luncheon Learn on Feb. 18, sponsored by the university’s department of Government, History and Justice. Campbell University professor Dr. Peggy Smith was elected to the Johnston County Board of Education. Smith, who is also the coordinator of the Master of School Administration program at Campbell, says that rather than feeling the stress of having two jobs, the positions really complement each other. The Johnston County Board of Education presides over 41 schools and approximately 30,000 students. Some of the policies Smith would like to see implemented
include the reduction of paperwork for teachers and principals and an increase in participation of school staff, parents and community in policy making decisions. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Education from North Carolina State University. She also earned a Ph.D. in Middle Grades Education and Educational Administration from North Carolina State University. In 1997, the son of Honduran President Ricardo Maduro was kidnapped and murdered. Gang members executed 28 people, including seven children, on a public bus in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Ironically, the perpetrator of these horrific acts is a gang that began in the United States in the early 1980s, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. In Criminal Justice Professor Cynthia Starita’s book, “The Mounting Threat of Domestic Terrorism: Al Qaeda and the Salvadoran Gang MS-13,” the author conducts an intense study of the gang’s involvement with and ability to aid terrorists. Starita said her goal for the book was to establish a scholarly base for the study of MS-13, a foundation that gathers all of the information and evidence into one resource that scholars and law enforcement can use and build upon. Dr. Edward Fubara, director of the Master of Business Administration program at Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, has received the Extension Engagement and Economic Development Award of Excellence from the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The SBTDC is administered by North Carolina State University on behalf of the University of North Carolina System and operated in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Extension Engagement and Economic Development Award recognizes exemplary leadership in business development among those who partner with the SBTDC to deliver small business services. Dr. Fubara, who is a member of the SBTDC Advisory Board, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria. He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. 19
Divinity School Carolina from Vermont and said that “all I had left was dying on the streets or getting sober.” She says the ministry center gave her back her life and taught her how to live. Lee Nelson who calls himself a “grateful recovering addict,” says Donlon has the “perfect combination of chaplaincy and business sense.” He went on to say that Donlon, who has been there since October 2007, has an “innate talent to make everyone feel special.” Donlon says the most meaningful part of this ministry for him is “eliminating the barriers that our people face to get what they need. Being able to help someone who has absolutely nothing is most fulfilling.”
Peter Donlon, M.Div. 2006, makes a point with Lee Nelson who manages the food and clothing services at Urban Ministries of Durham.
Donlon Serves in Homeless Shelter Ministry By Irma Duke, Director of Church and Alumni Relations After working in hotel management for more than 20 years, Peter Donlon now operates a homeless shelter where the guests are treated much like they were in his hotels, using the often quoted Golden Rule—treat others as you want to be treated.
of their ropes can find encouragement and support to get back on their feet. The vision of the center is: “Based on shared religious principles, we strive to create a welcoming, caring, and compassionate environment that affirms the dignity of our guests, donors, volunteers and staff.”
“Being able to help someone who has absolutely nothing is most fulfilling.” Donlon, a 2006 Divinity School graduate, is Program Director of Urban Ministries of Durham, a shelter which accommodates 175 beds and serves meals for 700 people per day. This is a center where a professional chef cooks the meals, where persons coming to the clothes closet are greeted with cookies and where their spare set of clothes are washed each day. But, more importantly, the shelter is where persons who have come to the end 20
– Peter Donlon The guests who come through their overnight program have free room and board for 30 days, then they pay only $5. Donlon is a “good fit for this program,” says Leroy Joyner, who oversees the 12-step addiction recovery program. Joyner, like many of the employees, are graduates of the program and know firsthand the life or death situation these people are in. One of the graduates of the program, Sarah Fowler, is on the Board of Directors. She came to North
On the other hand, Donlon says that the most discouraging part of his ministry is the mental health situation in the state. He says the support system for mentally ill clients is “unraveling,” despite the growing need. In addition to their food and lodging, their addicts are enrolled in a recovery program with strong accountability and encouraging incentives. Many of them are now employees of the ministry or are working for a janitorial service that provides cleaning for some 14 businesses. “I loved the opportunity to be at Campbell Divinity School,” explains Donlon, “but at times I didn’t understand why I was there. Now it is very clear.” He enrolled at Campbell after having served as a volunteer at Ground Zero when God revealed his call to him “to help others through their dark days of the soul.” Donlon himself had experienced many dark days of his own while growing up, an understanding that helps him today as he walks alongside others in need. Long before he learned about Urban Ministries of Durham, he said his vision for ministry was “to be a vehicle to help others work through life’s struggles, hurts, and brokenness, so they can become whole again.” He is doing just that.
The School of Divinity was featured in “IN TRUST” magazine, the magazine for theological education. The article focused on the Divinity’s School’s reputation for graduating students with essentially no seminary debt. Divinity School
School of Education “They learned so much from the dissection,” said Gadd. “They were so thrilled that they had the opportunity to work with college students.” Several Campbell senior biology students volunteered to help in the lab with the Kidzone children. “I love helping teach kids something they would otherwise not know,” said Courtney Richardson. “Maybe I’ll spark an interest in them that they will carry out through college and a career.” Through Gadd’s lessons, the students have had the opportunity to dissect frogs and octopus too. Some of the students see it as a glance into the future.
Nicole Gadd dissects a frog with students from Kidzone.
Kidzone Gets Hands-on Approach to Science By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications “What would a squid’s skin feel like?” asked Kidzone teacher Nicole Gadd. Several hands shot up, anxious to answer. Students from the after school program, Kidzone, came to Campbell University to dissect squid.
Gadd is an elementary education student at Campbell and has been given the opportunity by the director of Kidzone Jackie Dixon (`08) to be 4-H lead teacher. She contacted Dr. John Bartlett, assistant professor of biology, and inquired about using Campbell resources for dissection. Bartlett invited Kidzone to use the labs on campus.
“It was a good experience for me,” said 5th grader Isaac Das. “I know it will probably prepare me for the gore and blood that a surgeon will have to face when they are doing surgery.” Gadd has a passion for science that can be seen in her lessons. “It is important for the students to make a hypothesis, observe and discuss their findings in an experiment or dissection,” she said. “It gets them excited about learning and eager to learn more on the subject. Every week my students race into the door to ask what lessons we’re doing that week.” To find out more about Kidzone contact Jackie Dixon at 910-893-8805.
Bowen Receives Campbell University’s Servant Leadership Award Campbell University senior, Hannah Bowen, has received the Gore Center for Servant Leadership Award from Campbell University’s School of Education. A Social Work major, Bowen received the honor for her contributions to the public good through service oriented internships and extracurricular activities. In 2006, Bowen interned with a nonprofit youth organization, Think Smart School of Education
Outreach Center, helping to ensure Harnett County youth and their families access to learning resource programs. Hannah Bowen graduated with honors from South Johnston High School in 2005, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Future Farmers of America and Future Teachers of America organizations. From 2003 to 2005, she helped build homes,
minister to those in need and reached out to the homeless through mission trips to Costa Rica, Mexico and Atlanta, Ga. She is an active member of the Campbell University Social Work Club, serving as president and vice president and participating in service projects such as donating to needy families, sponsoring disadvantaged children and helping to raise awareness for domestic violence. 21
School of Pharmacy community,” Stagner said. “It is an outstanding recognition of our program and what we are trying to accomplish.” Campbell began seeking FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approval to develop drug delivery systems and to manufacture supplies for human clinical studies soon after the construction of the state-of-the-art 7,000 square-foot facility. In 2005, Dr. Stagner and Dr. Mali Gupta, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, were hired to join the CUPSI Management Team and begin in earnest the FDA qualification process for CUSPI and the research facility. From left, Drs. Mali Gupta and William Stagner work with students in the Good Manufacturing Practice area of Campbell University Pharmaceutical Science Institute. Photo by Amber Nelson.
Campbell Produces Clinical Research Materials By Susan Welch, Staff Writer It has taken some time, but Campbell University’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Institute (CUPSIÔ) housed in the School of Pharmacy Research Facility is now qualified to produce clinical trial materials for clinical investigations. Dr. William Stagner, director of CUPSI, announced recently that Duke University was the first client for CUPSI to manufacture material for use in human subjects.
“To be able to work with such a reputable and distinguished organization as Duke
“It’s been a very arduous process, but we have recently qualified the Institute for the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements that are regulated through the FDA,” Stagner said. “Being GMP qualified allows us to make oral liquids, tablets, capsules, topical creams and ointments to be used in research studies.” GMP qualification also opens up a whole new avenue of economic possibilities for Campbell. In addition to being an education resource for students, CUPSI will build a client base with revenue
“It is an outstanding recognition of our program.”
– Dr. William Stagner
University Medical Center our first time out just reinforces Campbell’s credibility and place in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
income to support education and research for the Pharmacy School and the greater university and potentially the community.
Clinical Research Fellow Receives Grant to Study Vitamin D By Susan Welch, Staff Writer Commonly known for its ability to prevent rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults, Vitamin D has many other roles in human health. Dr. Jason Moss, a Campbell University Clinical Research Fellow, believes Vitamin D could even increase a cancer patient’s response to chemotherapy because of its ability to affect the immune and neuromuscular systems. Under the direction of Dr. Brenda Jamerson, director of the School of Pharmacy Clinical Research Center at Campbell, Moss was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the American Pharmaceutical Association to conduct a study on this proposal. 22
“The core of the concept is to use existing therapies to increase efficacy and to decrease adverse side effects from chemotherapy,” Moss said. “Cancer cases continue to rise with elderly populations living longer. Vitamin D has been shown to stop cultured cells from growing in the lab and there’s recent evidence that it may increase survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Therefore, we are looking to see if Vitamin D supplementation and levels of vitamin D in the body prior to chemotherapy will be associated with a patient’s response without adding potential side effects.” School of Pharmacy
School of Law N.C. Business Court Relocating to Campbell Law School By Britt Davis, Director of Development for School of Law In conjunction with Campbell Law School’s fall 2009 move to downtown Raleigh, the School will become home to the North Carolina Business Court - Raleigh division. The move will make Campbell Law School one of only a handful of the nation’s law schools to house a working court within its facilities.
The North Carolina Business Court is a specialized forum of the North Carolina State Courts’ trial division. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in the state are assigned by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court to a special superior court judge who oversees resolution of all matters in the case.
The Honorable Sarah Parker, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, added, “We are delighted to partner with Campbell Law School on a new location for the North Carolina Business Court’s Raleigh division. Campbell’s new downtown facility will offer convenience to litigants in the Business Court and efficiencies in the administration of the Court in the Law School’s advocacy wing. Additionally, it is a wonderful opportunity to help equip local law students with real-world experiences, which will ultimately make them better lawyers.”
Applications to Law School Up 26 Percent While National Average is Flat
By Julie Lechner, Assistant Director of Development and Communications for School of Law
By Britt Davis, Director of Development for School of Law
With a planned opening date in September 2009 for all Campbell Law School classes and functions, construction is well underway at 225 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
As excitement builds for the September 2009 opening of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School in downtown Raleigh, applications from prospective students interested in attending Campbell Law are up an impressive 26 percent over the year prior. Across the North Carolina and the entire country, applications to law schools are essentially flat. The average increase in applications is up a mere one percent.
Framing in the new student comments area. The student commons will be a large, contemporary space for students to study and socialize. A coffee and sandwich shop will also be in this area.
Image of network and telecom wiring on the fourth of the Law School. This floor will house faculty offices, the Dean’s suite, registrar, IT functions and five classrooms.
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Concerning the marked increase in applications to Campbell Law, Assistant Dean for Admissions Lewis Hutchison said, “I think the increase in applications to Campbell Law School directly correlates to our planned move to Raleigh. Many of today’s students want to be in an urban environment where they can gain experience and see the law in action. Being within walking distance of the state legislature, appellate courts, state agencies and well over one hundred law firms and corporate offices, means our students will be able to do both.” 23
College of Arts & Sciences and learning and service learning, two of the prongs of Campbell’s mission statement.” The Colloquium has received a very positive response from students, faculty and the community, Ortiz added. “Everyone is pleased with the depth and breadth of its content as well as its homage to Dr. Barge, who is widely admired and respected.”
and exploration of a variety of subject matter—from the character of Faith Lehane in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”—to the mortality and vaccination rates in Camaroon and Nigeria. Each honor student receives guidance and instruction on his or her project from a faculty mentor. Dr. Barge himself served as a mentor to student Luke Morales’ “Video Project: Indonesia.”
Dr. Walter S. Barge graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1957. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts in European history from Columbia University in New York and received a Ph.D. in European history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Barge retired from the U.S. Army in 1979 after 21 years of active service, which included service in Vietnam, nine years as a professor in undergraduate level history at the U.S. Military Academy and service as the executive officer of a nuclear missile site in the Seattle Air Defense sector. Upon his retirement from the military, Barge served as founding headmaster of a private Christian school. He became dean of Campbell’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1984 and retired from that position in 2001.
“The Colloquium is academically valuable from several perspectives,” said foreign language professor Dr. Ann Ortiz, who coordinates the Honors program with Professor Bert Wallace of the Department of Theatre Arts. “It is interdisciplinary, and it also provides opportunities to integrate faith
A native of Durham, N.C., Barge is the recipient of two Bronze Stars, the Vietnamese Police Medal of Honor and the Legion of Merit. He is a also a member of the honor societies Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu.
Above: Luke Morales, Michael Tildsley, Stephanie Ricker and Kimberly McBrayer were all particpants in the lecture series. Photo by Bennett Scarborough. Right: Dr. Walter S. Barge.
Student Lecture Series Honors Campbell Dean Emeritus By Susan Welch, Staff Writer A decorated military officer, professor of history at West Point and dean emeritus of Campbell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Walter S. Barge has enjoyed a rich professional life. His performance as dean was especially marked by his vast experience and knowledge. To honor Barge’s distinguished contribution to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Campbell University Honors program, which he created, has established the Walter S. Barge Honors Colloquium student lecture series. The Colloquium, which began during the week of April 14, features student presentations on research projects initiated during the fall semester. The presentations are interdisciplinary and include analysis
Student Honored with Invitation to National Program By Susan Welch, Staff Writer Jonathan P. Howard, a Campbell University student from Garner, N.C., traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 24
inaugural iLead Student Leadership Program. iLead is constructed around a series of educational and interactive sessions that are specially designed to provide key information to help students lead and communicate better as they enter the workforce and represent the athletic training profession. “We were extremely pleased to have Jonathan join more than 150 student
peers for iLead,” said Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, president of NATA. Presentations from industry executives and association members focused on how the changing world is affecting the athletic training profession, determining one’s leadership style to work together more effectively, improving communication and job seeking skills, among other timely topics. School of Arts and Science
School of Business “I instantly knew I wanted to create more websites and for more people, so my business really began at that point,” Savage said. In 2008, he entered his idea for a web design company into a state business plan competition sponsored by the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center and won. He used the $750 second place prize to launch MSD Web Studios, Inc. Today, the business maintains more than 20 websites at any given time and offers a variety of services, including web design, website management, content management systems, web site usability services, graphic design, web hosting and search engine optimization.
Michael Savage, freshman, was featured in the national magazine, “Future CEO Stars.”
Student CEO Featured in National Business Magazine By Susan Welch, Staff Writer
“Owning my own business while in high school was interesting and challenging, but owning one in college is even more interesting and challenging,” said Savage. “I enjoy creating websites because they are the most effective and affordable methods of marketing for any company or service. I also enjoy it because it is measurable. I can tell you how many people visited my client’s site yesterday and if they contacted that client as a result.” Savage advises new entrepreneurs to first enjoy what they do. “I enjoy every aspect of my job. The money is just an added bonus,” Savage said. “I want to continue to take on new clients and increase the services we offer as time goes on.”
Campbell University freshman by day, CEO of his own company in his spare time, Michael Savage isn’t waiting until graduation to follow his dream. A student in Campbell’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, the young entrepreneur and owner of MDS Web Design, Inc. in Lillington, was recently featured in the national magazine, “Future CEO Stars,” published by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education.
luxury limosine service in Pinehurst to a charter fishing service in Holden Beach.
“Future CEO Stars” is a publication designed by and for young entrepreneurs. Its purpose is to share experiences and inspire students toward future entrepreneurial success. Savage’s article, “Loving What You Do,” appeared in the March 2009 issue.
“I enjoy every aspect of my job. The money is just an added bonus.”
“My long range plan for my business overall is to bring it to $1 million in sales by the age of 25,” Savage, who is 18, said. “Although I’m pretty far off right now, I have a few years so I think I can do it.” Savage’s client list already includes 12 up and coming businesses that range from a School of Business
“In the last 12 months, I have been through many experiences—some good, some bad,” Savage said in the article. “But all have helped me bring my business to the success it is now.”
A graduate of Harnett Central High School, Savage first got interested in web design when he was 13 and a member of the paintball team. The team wanted a website and Savage volunteered to learn how to make one.
Savage and his partner Ryan Poolos, a Campbell freshman and North Carolina Teaching Fellow, are working on a new venture that is currently in the startup funding stage. The new stage of the
– Michael Savage business will work with existing companies by providing a content management system that clients can use to quickly and easily update their website content. Savage is the son of Earl Savage and Lori Walters. 25
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Jata scored in wins over North Carolina in both 2007 and 2008.
Richard Jata Chosen by Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer Super Draft Courtesy of gocamels.com All-American Richard Jata of Campbell University was selected by the Chicago Fire in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer Super Draft. He is the first Fighting Camel chosen by an MLS club since Willy Guadarrama was tabbed by the Kansas City Wizards in the fourth round of the 2007 supplemental draft. A second-team All-America choice by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and first-team AllSouth Region pick, Jata played a vital role for the 2008 Fighting Camel squad that won its second A-Sun regular season championship and made its third trip to the league final in the last four years. 26
“It was getting closer and closer to the end of the draft, and I put my head down and prayed,” said Jata, a native of Clearwater, Fla. “It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt, a dream come true. It’s just an unbelievable feeling to finally reach my dream of becoming a pro. It’s very fulfilling, and I’m very grateful I had this opportunity and glad Chicago saw something in me.” The Fire was without a first-round choice after it traded its top selection last summer to Toronto FC for the rights to U.S. National striker Brian McBride. “I’m extremely pleased for Richard,” said Campbell head coach Doug Hess. “It’s
been a dream for him to play pro soccer. I’m just excited that he’s going to have the opportunity to show what he can do. He’s an extremely gifted player we all at Campbell certainly wish him the best as he pursues his professional career.” In addition to his All-America and AllSouth honors, Jata was named 2008 Atlantic Sun Conference player of the year and added first-team all-conference honors for the third-straight season. The native of Port Richey, Fla., scored a careerhigh 28 points in 17 matches on 12 goals and four assists to lead the A-Sun goals (0.71) and points (1.65) per game. Fighting Camels Athletics
But Owens performs more for the fun of it than to make acting a serious career. “I love the challenge of portraying to an audience another character, another life,” he said. “I like the fact that you’re telling a story and making a connection with the audience. I like being on the other end of the character, drawing people into the story and entertaining them.” A typical day for Owens begins before dawn when he lifts weights and works out with the “Fighting Camels” football team. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., he attends classes, then football practice from 2 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. After that, Owens can relax for a few minutes and grab a bite to eat before play rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. and run until 10 p.m.
Campbell football player Josh Owens on stage at Ellis Theatre in the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Center. Photo by Susan Welch.
Owens Shares Stage with Football By Susan Welch, Staff Writer When he’s not playing a sensitive wanderer like Tom Wingfield in the play “The Glass Menagerie,” Josh Owens is tackling 250pound linebackers on the football field. Owens, a sophomore majoring in Sports Management at Campbell University, is a tight end on the “Fighting Camels”
It’s the same feeling he gets when he dons his uniform for an exciting game. There are many parallels between acting and football, Owens explained. They both take a lot of practice, self discipline, technique, knowledge and teamwork
“I really manage my time well, that’s where the discipline from both acting and football comes in. It keeps me out of trouble too!”
– Josh Owens football team as well as a theatre minor. As Tom, a young man tormented by the memory of the mother and sister he left behind, Owens seemed to triumph in the recent Harnett Regional Theatre (HRT) production of “The Glass Menagerie.” Fighting Camels Athletics
“You have to know your character in theatre, just like you have to know your position and plays on the football field. Both require getting a lot of different personalities together to form a team or a cast. My athletic training in football has really helped with my acting,” Owens said.
“I do homework in between when I can,” he said. “I really manage my time well, that’s where the discipline from both acting and football comes in. It keeps me out of trouble too!” When he’s not acting, studying or playing football, Owens works part time at First Baptist Church of Roseboro where he has served as youth minister for two years. But he admits the position is more passion than job. “I like working with young people, whether it is in church or in theatre,” he said. “I want to teach them to grow and love the arts, inspire and encourage them, not to mention change a few stereotypes. I want them to know that you can be an athlete as well as participate in the arts.” As a senior at Lakewood High School in Roseboro, Owens played the role of “Chad” in “High School Musical.” He went on to act with the Sampson Community Theatre in Clinton, where he played roles in dramas like “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Since coming to Campbell, his only role to date has been “Tom” in the HRT production of “The Glass Menagerie,” however, Owens will soon be seen in an original musical about 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper. The play, titled “White Chapel,” was written by fellow student Jonathan Fitts. Owens is the son of William and Faye Owens of Roseboro. His brother Andy is a paramedic with the city of Dunn.
Kierstyn Drum, daughter of Lee Drum, Jr., Faculty Coordinator at the RTP Campus, presents a check to softball coach Drew Peterson. Photo by Shannon Ryals.
Campbell RTP Campus Pitches in for a CU Athlete By Shannon Ryals, Assistant Director of Publications
When Kierstyn Drum attended a softball camp at Campbell University in January, she wanted to learn new techniques on catching. She did not expect to leave there with a desire to help a Campbell softball player. “As I was leaving camp, I read a flyer about Amanda Littlejohn,” said Kierstyn, who just turned 13 years old. Littlejohn was diagnosed with a form of melanoma last year. This year, when she went home to California for Thanksgiving break she found out the cancer had returned. She had to stay home this semester. “When I read the flyer, I wanted to cry and told my parents I wanted to help her,” said Kierstyn. Kierstyn’s dad, Lee, is faculty coordinator at Campbell’s RTP campus. “I began to hang flyers around campus and e-mailed the student body to let them know my daughter’s goal of raising $250 for Amanda,” said Lee.
Lee was amazed by the response of the students. “The money started rolling in. We had students matching certain amounts and checks arriving in the mail,” he said. “This just shows the class, character and compassion of Campbell University, especially the students at the RTP campus.”
compassion and there is a sense of spirit in the community. This will give Amanda hope and let her know that even if she isn’t in Buies Creek she is not forgotten.” Kierstyn would like Littlejohn to use the money towards a plane ticket to come and be with her teammates this spring. Most of all she wants Amanda to get well and return to the game she loves.
“This is very humbling that people who don’t know her are willing to give, especially to this degree.” Softball coach Drew Peterson accepted the check of over $1,100.00 on behalf of Littlejohn. “This is very humbling that people who don’t know her are willing to give, especially to this degree,” he said. “People still have
– Drew Peterson “My softball number is 21 and Amanda’s is 42,” said Kierstyn. “I was thinking that if I can be half as good as Amanda, then I’ll become an awesome player just as she is.”
Fighting Camels Athletics
Juha Miettinen Inducted into CU Sports Hall of Fame By Stan Cole, Associate A.D/Media Services Juha Miettinen, a former men’s soccer All-American, was inducted into the CU’s Sports Hall of Fame. Membership in the Campbell Sports Hall of Fame, which began honoring past Campbell athletic greats in 1984, now numbers 69. A native of Kuopio, Finland, Juha Miettinen arrived at Campbell in the fall of 1987 and by the time his four-year career ended, had become one of the leading scorers in Campbell University and Big South Conference history. Miettinen helped lift Campbell to its first-ever national ranking on the NCAA Division I level. Miettinen earned All-Big South Conference honors as a freshman, but exploded during his sophomore season to rank fourth among the nation’s scoring leaders with 49 points on 21 goals and seven assists. During his junior season, he again attained South Region and Big South all-conference honors while leading the Camels to the league championship game. As a senior, he once again ranked fourth among the national
scoring leaders with 53 points on 20 goals and 13 assists. He produced a career-high 10 points on four goals and two assists in Campbell’s 8-7 double-overtime loss to the NAIA’s top-ranked squad – West Virginia Wesleyan – at the Eakes Athletic Complex. Miettinen concluded his career as a fourtime Big South all-conference performer and three-time All-South Region and Big South all-tournament selection. He also earned Big South Conference honor roll honors. After earning his Master’s degree in Business Administration, Miettinen played professional soccer in his native Finland as well as for the Knoxville Impact in the National Indoor Soccer League. He was named the NISL Rookie of the Year in 1995 and led the league in scoring during each of his three seasons.
Since moving to Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Whitney, a 1991 graduate from the Campbell University School of Pharmacy, Miettinen has remained active in coaching, for the Knoxville Elite and Knoxville Football Club as well as the Tennessee State Olympic Development
Additionally, he is active in church and volunteer work in and around Knoxville. Juha and Whitney are parents of a daughter, Maija, and a son, Kai.
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John V. Cassidy, (‘70 BS), is employed as the Medication Management Systems Specialist with Hospira, Worldwide. He, and his wife Kalen, reside in Doylestown, Pa. They have three children, Megan, Ryan and his youngest child, Christina is the soccer goalie at Catholic University of America. He is looking forward to attending the upcoming 40 year reunion in 2010.
1979 Lou Rollins (’79 BS) is currently the Director of Special Events at Duke University. She began working at Duke in January 2008, after 17 years with the state’s community colleges and over 25 years of administrative experience.
1980 Randy Funderburke (‘80 BS) and his wife Beth (Barbour) have been enjoying life in Anderson SC for the last 16 years. Son Will, is a senior Graphics Communication Major at Clemson University. He wants to say hey to Sam, Kim, Jimbo, Gary T, Charlie and all the rest. Go Camels. Attorney Stevenson L. Weeks (’80 JD) was recently certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocated Forum. These forums limit membership to attorneys who have won million dollar and multimillion dollar verdicts, awards or settlements.
1983 Ronnie Chavis (’83 Med) of Robeson County has been honored as the National Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
1984 White & Allen, P.A. attorney John P. Marshall (’84 BBA/’89 JD) has been elected vice president of the board of trustees at Arendell Parrott Academy, a college preparatory day school in Kinston.
1987 Truman Teal (’87 BA) was hired to fill the position as the Lead Jury Coordinator for the 26th Judicial District. He began working on November 17, 2008.
1990 Andy Canady (’90 BBA) has been promoted to vice president/branch manager at the St. Pauls branch. He has been employed with Lumbee Guaranty Bank since Feb. 23, 2009. He serves on the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board, is a member of St. Paul’s Lions Club, is a volunteer for the North Carolina Folks Arts Festival, is a member of the St. Paul’s Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, and is a member of the Robeson County Committee of 100. He and his wife Bonnie J. Canady have a daughter, Angela Brooke.
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1991 David M. Pound, (’91 BBA/’93 MBA) of Nobles Financial Planning, Inc., has completed the necessary requirements for CFP® certification by the CFP Board. This certification identifies individuals that have met the experience and ethical requirements in the areas of financial planning, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning.
1992 Jeffrey L. Hudson (’92 BA) has been voted unanimously by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners as the new Onslow County Manager during a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. on March 25, 2009. Mr. Hudson is expected to begin work in his new position as County Manager of North Carolina’s 11th largest county in mid June.
1993 Stephen B. Williamson (’93 JD) has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in the firm’s Charlotte office as partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. He previously practiced in the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods LLP.
Coach Ricky Mobley (’93 BBA) who is the head soccer coach at Carroll College has been named the Midwest Conference men’s soccer Coach of the year. The coach of the year award is the third consecutive and fourth overall award for him.
1996 Professor Catherine Ross Dunham (’96 JD) has been named Elon University School of Law’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Since arriving at Elon Law in 2006, Dunham has taught courses in Civil Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, Pre-trial Litigation and other courses in the law school’s Trial Practice Program. Dunham also serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaches in regional and national advocacy programs. Tim Malfitano (’96 BAS) will become the Jacksonville Police Department’s next deputy chief after working in each division of the department over the last 21 years. Capt. Malfitano lives in Jacksonville with his wife Josephine, four children and grandson. He will be taking over for retiring Deputy Chief David Shipp
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Erin Randalle Deleo and Chad Eugene Hogston (’96 JD) were united in marriage on March 20, 2009 at Saint Therese Catholic Church in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Erin received her degree in exercise science from UNC Wilmington and has been in the advertising and marketing field for four years. Chad has practiced law in Wilmington for 14 years and owns and operates Hogston Law, P.C. They reside in Wilmington, N.C. Sherry Ball (’96 MBA) has been promoted by BB&T to vice president. She joined the bank in 2008 is a payment solutions product manager in the Deposit Access Products Department. She lives with her husband and two children in Youngsville.
Harriet Carter, left, also pictured are the winners of the Gore Center Servant Leadership awards, Hannah Bowen, center, and Dr. Tatiana Séeligman, right, and Edward M. Gore. Photo by Bennett Scarborough.
Carter Receives Distinguished Service Award from Campbell University By Susan Welch, Staff Writer
D urham resident Harriet Rosser Carter (`73) has received Campbell
University’s Distinguished Service Award from the School of Education for her contributions as a social worker, public school counselor and humanitarian. The Campbell alumna is a veteran of 32 years in Social Work and educational counseling. She and husband Winslow Carter, a former missionary to Kenya, have cared for nine foster children and welcomed numerous international students into their home. They have also assisted several international college students with educational, financial and housing support through church,
1997 John C. Bircher III (’97 JD) who is employed by White & Allen, P.A. has been selected to BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine’s Legal Elite group of North Carolina’s attorneys. Bircher’s honor was published in the magazine’s January edition. John has concentrated on bankruptcy since 1997 and is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
university and Kiwanis Club contacts. In 2006, the couple established a scholarship to benefit education and social work majors at Campbell. “I think Campbell’s Social Work program is so important because it is Christian based and that is the heart of Social Work,” Carter said at the time. Harriet Carter graduated from Campbell in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a school counseling certification from East Carolina University.
Stephen Owen (’98 BS) and his wife Mandy welcomed their first child, Olivia Lynne Owen, born on August 20, 2008.
1999 Brian McGuinness (’99 MEd) taught at Cape Fear High School for one year in Fayetteville before moving to Japan where he worked teaching English for various schools and corporations. He is currently the School Director for Kaplan Aspect at Dean College. He currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife Shiho and daughter Grace.
Jonathan Bronsink (`05 BA) and Brandi Creech were married on December 6, 2009 in Raleigh, N.C. Jonathan is the Senior Graphic Designer at Campbell University and the owner of Bronsink Design. They reside in Erwin, N.C.
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Jason Wilkerson (’99 BS) is currently deployed with the U.S. Navy. He is serving as the Weapons Officer on the USS GETTYSBURG (CG-64) a guided missile cruiser. The ship left on February 21. Jason was also a baseball player during his time at Campbell. His wife Melissa requested that any of his former classmates/teammates who would like to contact do so through her email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Gayle Rothbauer and Claude Taylor Turner (’99 BBA) were united in marriage on October 25, 2008 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and is employed by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as a speech language pathologist. Claude is employed by Hospira, Inc. as a global purchasing agent.
2000 Layne Wallace (’00 MDiv) has been called as pastor of Rosemary Baptist. He began his ministry there in early March. Matt Walton (’00 MDiv) has been called as the Minister of Youth and Education of the First Baptist Church, Wadesboro.
Alumni Selected to be Park Manager Campbell University Divinity School. Sselected tephanie Moody (`03) has been Moody is also a Certified Parks and to serve as the White Deer/ Lake Benson Park Manager. Moody will be responsible for planning, developing and managing nature programs and special events at both White Deer and Lake Benson Parks.
Moody holds a B.S. degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from North Carolina State University, and a Master of Christian Education from
Recreation Professional, one of 250 in the state of North Carolina.
“It is an honor to be selected to manage Garner’s newest and largest park. As a town resident and avid park user myself, I am excited to see the development of White Deer Park and look forward to facilitating programs and events for the community,” she said.
Capt. Kenny and Lyndsay Mack Jones (‘01 BA) are the proud parents of Addison Kinsey Jones, born on March 5, 2009. She has two sisters, Elizabeth, 5, and Ashleigh, 2.
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Moore encourages the students at Campbell to make the best of their time in Buies Creek.
Alan Moore, B.S., Biology, `80, took a copy of the CU magazine with him to Star City, Russia in April 2009. He is pictured standing in front of a statue of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Dr. Moore was in Star City to conduct post flight exercise testing on the returning Expedition 18 crew member from the International Space Station, Col. Edward Michael “Mike” Fincke.
Hilliary Beth Van Derveer (’01 BBA) and Max E. Nance, III were united in marriage on July 19, 2008 at Synder Memorial Baptist Church. Hilliary is a client care manager with RBC Bank in Fayetteville. Max is a co-owner and manager of Dixie Music and Pawn in Fayetteville. They reside in Fayetteville.
Mindy Westbrook Zimmerman (’06 JD) and Benjamin L. Shealy (’95 JD) opened Zimmerman and Shealy, LLC a general practice law firm in Newberry, S.C. Mindy and Ben worked together as prosecutors with the Eighth Circuit Solicitors Office before opening their firm.
Mike Cox (’97 BA/’01 MDiv) arrived home on the 2nd of December after 15 months in Iraq. He is looking forward to arriving at Ft. Jackson in July for 6 months for the Career Course.
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“My education at Campbell laid the foundation for a successful career in Exercise and Aerospace Physiology,” said Dr. Moore. “After leaving Campbell I completed graduate studies at Virginia Tech and have enjoyed an exciting professional life. I have always been interested in NASA and in man’s exploration of space. While studying in ‘The Creek’ I never would have imagined where my road would take me and I never have forgotten my positive interactions with the faculty, students and staff at Campbell.” When you travel, take along CU Magazine. Take a picture and tell us about your trip. Send the high resolution picture and copy to email@example.com. 32
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Friends We Will Miss
Eric Bergemann (‘03) and Ginger (Dulaney) Bergemann (‘03) welcomed to a baby girl on March 24. Ginger is the Campbell University pole vault record holder outdoors and Eric is the four-time A-Sun Conference Champion in the high jump, holding the indoor Campbell University record of 7’ 1 ½”.
2004 Megan Callahan Christenbury (’04 JD) has joined Roane Law as a litigation attorney. Before joining Roane Law, Christenbury was a litigation attorney with Crumley & Associated, PC, in High Point.
2005 Derek Freeman (’05 BBA) has joined the staff at TPC SAWGRASS in Ponte Vedra, Fla. (home of the Players Championship) as assistant head professional in charge of outside operations. Prior to accepting this position, he was assistant head professional at Boonsboro Country Club for three years and completed internships at Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina and Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. Carrie Nash Sellers (’05 BS) and husband, Bobby Sellers have been blessed with twins, a boy and a girl, on November 9, 2008. Their names are RJ & Allie Ann. Kerry Suzanne Hawkins (’05 BS/’07 MS) and Clayton James Brewer were married on December 6, 2008 at Cedar Falls Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Kerry is employed with Health Decision of Cary as a senior data coordinator. Clayton is a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army at Ft. Eustis, Virginia and is an instructor at Army Aviation Logistics School. They currently reside in Williamsburg, Va. Rhonda Cheryl Lambert (’05 BS) and Philip Gary Torchio, Jr. were united in marriage on October 18, 2008 at Salemburg Baptist Church in Salemburg, N.C. Rhonda is a Physician’s Assistant with ABC Pediatrics in Dunn, N.C. Philip is a graduate of NC State University and is employed as a financial professional at AXA Advisors in Raleigh. They reside in Cary.
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Lucille Flowers Matthews Janet Rodwell Burt Clara L. Langston Marjorie W. Memory John T. Ashford, Jr. Leon E. Davis Corbett S. Gaines, Jr. Nathaniel T. Brummitt Luther M. Cratt Calvin C. Perry Thomas C. Morgan Furman M. Upchurch Melvin K. Rhoades Clen W. Humphrey, Jr. Hal Ryland Tankard, II Ellen Smith Bailey William “Bill” Tunstall, Jr. Kenneth W. Stokes, Sr. John Thomas “Tom” Collins Johnnie W. Jenkins, Jr. Ray E. Baker Woodson W. Johnson Hershel M. Williams Clifton L. Taylor, Jr. James W. Blanchard Aaron E. Kennedy Paul M. Wingard Rex P. Porter Nancy M. Outlaw Samuel C. Ray, Jr. Bob Dean Worthington David A. Craft James A. Clary, Jr. Kathryn H. Geisen Jerry Herron Shauna R. Brown
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Melissa Caroline Register (’06 BA) and Tony Kenneth Deas, both of Rocky Point, were married November, 15, 2008. The wedding took place at Riley’s Creek Baptist Church in Rocky Point, N.C. Melissa is employed by the admissions office at UNCW. Tony works at an electrician in Wilmington, N.C. 33
2006 Ashley Renee Bullock (’06 BS) and James Christian Moore were married on November 15, 2008 at Clement Baptist Church in Autryville. Ashley is a validation engineering technician with Hospira Pharmaceuticals in Rocky Mount. James received his degree from Chowan University and is a QA technician with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Fayetteville. They reside in Stedman. Ashley Nicole McMenamy (’08 BS) and Robert Thomas Wilkins, III (’06 BS) were married on November 1, 2008 at Savannah Station in Georgia. Robert is a first lieutenant in the U.S Army. They are currently living in Richmond Hill, Ga. Nicole Lee Crib and Daniel Larson Spell ( ’06 BA) were united in marriage on November 15, 2008 at Ringel Heights Baptist Church in Georgetown, S.C. Nicole is a graduate of Wofford College and is a planning analyst with High Point Regional Health System. Daniel is a police officer with the city of Burlington. They now reside in Whitsett.
2008 Kelly Lesso (‘08 JD) has joined the law firm Woodson, Sayers, Lawther, Short, Parrott, Walker, & Abramson, LP in Salisbury, N.C. Amanda Nicole Eckelkamp (’08 BA) and Christopher Mark Batten (’08 BA) were married on August 9, 2008 at Amelia Christian Church in Clayton. Both Amanda and Christopher are currently attending Emory University. They reside in Decatur, Ga.
March 2, 2009 Dear Dr. Wallace, It was both a thrill and honor for our family to see our youngest, Megan, graduate in December. Having attended the convocation center dedication with her, our excitement had been building far in advance of December 13, 2008. What an accomplishment for Campbell University and our family. Jesse (Class of 1980), myself (Class of 1979) and our son Daniel (Class of 2006) stood proud and strong as our family circle became complete as Megan joined us as proud Campbell alumni. Enclosed is a photo I took on graduation day with her hand over mine, our class rings quite similar although 30 years apart. I felt you might enjoy it as well. Thank you Dr. Wallace, for the leadership and inspiration you have given our family. We will return to Campbell University as often as possible. Buies Creek is an extension of home for us all. Kindest Regards, Renee Ferrell Spell
Fulfilling My Dream in Non-profit Work By Brandy Fleming
T he first time I sat for the CPA board exam, I passed. With my accounting
degree from Campbell, I knew I could look forward to a profitable career in the financial industry. After graduation, I worked for almost four years in Charlotte at Bank of America headquarters. My Campbell degree opened doors that allowed me to broaden my horizons more than I ever imagined possible. During my time at Bank of America, the feeling started to gnaw at me, “What am I missing? I don’t go home fulfilled at the end of the day.” I decided to take a year off to travel and try to find the answer to these burning questions. I backpacked across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. When I returned from this trip, I decided to combine my financial experience with a company that served developmentally disabled and elderly clients. I took a job as a Business Development Manager with the nation’s largest human services 34
company, ResCare. In 2005, after almost two years at ResCare, I decided to move back to Harnett County. While looking for a job here, I began volunteer tutoring for a local nonprofit, Harnett County Literacy (HCL). Since 1985, this community based organization has been committed to adult literacy in this area. I love the mission of transforming adult lives by helping them master a skill that most of us take for granted, the empowering ability to read. When an administrative position became available in the office, I became an understudy to the ED who had been with the agency for 15 years. I started learning the ropes of running a small community based nonprofit. It didn’t take me long to realize that running a nonprofit is similar to operating a small business. The needs for marketing, strategic planning, retaining students, producing measurable results – all very similar to the aspects of a successful for-profit business.
Brandy Fleming (`99)
When the Director announced her retirement in March 2009, the Board invited me to take the position. They believed I had the right combination of education, experience and passion for the cause. I am now working on a certificate through Duke University’s nonprofit management program. I have found my home, my niche - the nonprofit world. For more information, visit the website at www.harnettliteracy.org or call our office at 910.891.4111. Alumni Class Notes
1945 Way Back When in Buies Creek…
Clara Harrelson Wooten Hunsucker I enrolled at Campbell University in the fall of 1945 as freshman. It was my first home away from home, and I liked the close family bond that existed on campus among staff and students. There were plenty of activities on campus to keep us students occupied. We had chaperones when dating off campus and were required to check in at a reasonable time in the evenings. Also, there was no dancing allowed. When female students left campus for a day’s trip by bus it was appropriate to wear a hat and gloves. I stayed in Treat Dormitory and Ms. Leonora Dorsey, Dean of Women, had her office across the hall from the parlor. She was a special lady in that she stressed to students the importance of being trustworthy. I have so many happy memories while attending Campbell. Dean Burkot remembered each student by name and “Dutch” Mathews, Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings, was loved by all students and staff. The most rewarding experience I had at Campbell was the opportunity to be in Dr. Charles B. Howard’s Bible class. Dr. Howard began each day with prayer requests, testimonies and prayer. My mother’s desire for me to take religion was the reason I was in the class. However, after two or three weeks something began happening in my life. There was a presence of God’s Spirit in the class that gave me a whole new concept of God’s purpose for my future. I thank God for my Religion Professor, Dr. Charles Barrett Howard, Sr., who steered me in the right direction just at the right time in my life. In the coming years our family stayed in contact with the Howard family. I became very fond of Mrs. Alma. She was like a mother away from home, which I hold very dear to my heart.
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Campbell University Honors Law Grad, John Bruffey, Jr. Institute, an organization that seeks Isupport n recognition of his service and to improve the knowledge and ability of Campbell University, Atlanta attorney John C. Bruffey, Jr. (Law ‘84) was awarded Campbell University’s Alumni Service Award. The award was part of Campbell University’s 122nd annual Founder’s Day program.
A 1984 graduate of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, John Bruffey is a partner at Drew, Eckl & Farnham, the largest civil litigation law firm in the Southeast. A career marked by many accomplishments, Bruffey has been named a “Georgia Super Lawyer” four consecutive years. He is a member of the Defense Research Alumni Class Notes
of defense attorneys and the fairness of the adversary system of justice.
In addition to his support of the University as a whole, Bruffey was selected in part for his influential work in the Law School’s fall 2009 move from Buies Creek, N.C. to Raleigh. “John Bruffey’s actions and professionalism are an inspiration to all of us at Campbell University and the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law,” said Dean Melissa Essary. “His involvement and major commitment
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to the Law School’s Capital Campaign have set a tone for excellence among all Campbell Law alumni. We are proud of John because not only is he a lawyer - he’s a Campbell Lawyer.” Bruffey received his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, he and his wife Nena live in Atlanta, GA. 35
RELAY FOR LIFE Over $23,000 was raised during Campbell University’s mini Relay For Life.
Students walked around the circle and others were selling various food items and hosting games from their Hollywood themed booths, which ranged from “Patch Adams” to “Grease” and “Jaws” to “Castaway.”
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