Chapel Hill Magazine January/February 2022

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WHAT WE’VE HEARD AROUND TOWN … Compiled by Rylee Parsons



J. Beau Bennett, owner of Beau Catering

Real estate data company Clever named Chapel Hill the 13th-best college town in America on its 2021 list. The analysis included more than 600 cities and towns, and Chapel Hill ranked high based on several factors such as quality of life, affordability and quality of education.


in Hillsborough, died on Oct. 8, which was also his 10th wedding anniversary with his wife, Lauren Erickson Bennett. A Chapel Hill resident since 1996, Beau moved here to begin his culinary journey and opened his catering business in 2008. His life was honored by friends and family at a memorial gathering at The Carolina Club on Nov. 10. In honor of Beau’s love for music, fun, anything extracurricular and his community, donations to SKJAJA Fund are being accepted in his memory in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Ralph S. Baric, a professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

(pictured fourth from left), and Hillsborough native Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett (second from right) were among the few who received the 2020 North Carolina Award for Science on Nov. 18. Gov. Roy Cooper awarded the state’s highest honor to recipients who played crucial roles in developing treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.

Alan Rader,


Senior Care

• Rising Star: Genmy Escamilla, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle

• Client Impact: Christina Rich-Parrish, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle • Going the Extra Mile: Gloria Borbor, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle • Leadership: Crystal Perry, Carol Woods • Direct Care Worker of the Year: Lucy Williams (pictured), independent care provider Employers of award winners were also celebrated in the virtual Direct Care Worker Awards ceremony and included The Arc of the Triangle, Carol Woods Retirement Community, Charles House Association, Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle, Home Instead Senior Care, LiveWell Assisted Living & Home Care, Piedmont Health, Premier Home Health Care Services, Right at Home of the Triangle, UNC Home Health and six individual family caregivers.

The Orange County Department on Aging and the

community group Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners

of Orange County recognized 29 nominees for the 2021 Direct Care Worker Outstanding Service Awards

January/February 2022

Dr. Sue Ellen Cox,

general manager of the Chapel Hill Tennis Club, died on Oct. 3. Alan worked at the club for 16 years and was also a volunteer baseball coach at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. A tennis fundraising event for Alan’s family – his wife, Tracy Magliocco Rader, and children, Destyn Rader and Jaedyn Rader – was hosted on Nov. 20 by CHTC, and there is a GoFundMe campaign to help his family:

on Nov. 4. The six recipients are direct care workers in the county, recognized for honorable service in long-term care: • Longevity: Jean Knight, Home Instead

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founder and medical director of Aesthetic Solutions, was elected as president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cox has been practicing for more than 25 years. Her year-long term as president began Nov. 20, 2021.

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