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2002 Dr. John Howard Brooks, a cardiologist at Scotland Memorial Hospital and a Pembroke native, opened Lumber River Cardiology in Laurinburg. At BSOM, where he completed a three-year cardiovascular-disease fellowship, he received the PCMH Presidential Service Award. Steve Setser of Belhaven was promoted to vice president and auditor for The East Carolina Bank. He was a staff auditor for four years, completed his third year at the N.C. Bankers Association School of Banking, and is in ECU’s MBA program. 2001 Patrick F. Abrams of Mount Olive was promoted to banking officer in the Warsaw office of Southern Bank. He previously was a repairman at Buddy’s Jewelry in Mount Olive. Jennifer Diane Angevine and James William Gentry of Winterville were married July 19 in Wilmington. She works at the N.C. Biotechnology Center in Greenville and is in Pitt Community College’s nursing program. Melissa Dawn Barrington and Matthew Douglas McClelland of Raleigh were married Aug. 23 in the Preston Woodall House gardens in Benson. She is a realtor for Keller-Williams in Raleigh. Melissa

Dawn Casper ’01 ’04 and Christopher Aaron Reaves were married Sept. 17. She is a financial analyst for Time Warner Cable in Wilmington. Laurin Leonard Deaton and Zachary Norris Deaton ’04 ’07 had a son, Luke Zachary, on Nov. 6. Todd Alston Hales ’01 ’05 and Emily Kelly Fleming of Greenville were married Aug. 9 and live in Durham. He is a project analyst with PRA International. April Nicole Herring ’01 ’02 and John Patrick Garver ’03 of Goldsboro were married Nov. 8. She is marketing director at Southco Distributing Co. in Goldsboro. He is a sales representative with Eastern Turf Equipment in Fayetteville. Bryan Holley ’01 ’07 of Wilson, a fourth-grade teacher at Corinth-Holders Elementary School in Zebulon, received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator award, which includes $25,000 and a free trip to the Milken National Education Conference in Los Angeles. The award goes to no more than 80 teachers each year, and since the program’s start in 1985, 43 N.C. teachers have received the award. Joseph Hoover was promoted to assistant vice president with BB&T in Raleigh. From Greensboro, he joined the bank in 2005 and is an investment counselor. Donna Weller Stalls was promoted to vice president at BB&T. Since 2001, she was process and quality manager in BB&T’s branch

operations department in Wilson. Chad Tracy, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ third baseman, visited Clark-LeClair Stadium for the first time during Homecoming 2008 and talked with the ECU baseball players. He is married to Katie Martin Tracy ’03. Ashley Wright of Newport News, Va., and Morgan Ryan Terry of Dallas, Tex., were married in Williamsburg, Va., on Nov. 1 and live in Charlotte. She is a transportation planner with PBS&J, a national planning and engineering consulting firm. 2000 Donna Dees Aldredge, a Chi Omega sister, had a son, William Beecher Aldredge, on Jan. 23, 2008. Richardson Cowles Tally of Oakland, Calif., and Elise Marie Kopesky of Camden, Maine, were married July 27 outdoors at Garre Vineyard in Livermore, Calif., and live in Oakland. He is patron services manager for the Berkeley Symphony. 1999 Tamika “Meek” Jackson and Onjeinika “Polly” Brooks, sisters originally from Wilmington, founded Polly & Meek Partnership, a book writing company. Their first book, Sisters Are from Heaven, includes Meek’s photos and Polly’s lessons for children.

East Spring 2009  
East Spring 2009  

The magazine of East Carolina University.