Alumni News

Alumni News: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Event Highlights

UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic

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Make your plans now to support this year’s UNC Law Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Classic, Friday, Sept. 5 at UNC Finley Golf Course. Since 2011, the Classic has raised $68,000 in support of scholarships at Carolina Law. The committee is recruiting players, teams, sponsors and course volunteers. For more information contact Louise Harris at or 919.445.0167.

2014 Golf Classic Scholarship Committee

  • Robert E. Zaytoun, Chair, Zaytoun Law Firm
  • W. Sidney Aldridge, Nicholls & Crampton
  • Richard T. Boyette, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog
  • John C. Cloninger, Cloninger Barbour Searson & Jones
  • Ken Eagle, Morris Russell Eagle & Worley
  • David F. Kirby, Edwards & Kirby
  • Danny R. Glover, Teague & Glover
  • Elizabeth L. Quick, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • Brad Van Hoy, Moore & Van Allen
  • Hank Van Hoy, Martin & Van Hoy
  • Martin L. White, Johnston Allison & Hord
  • Richard N. Watson, Pulley Watson King & Lischer
  • T. Carlton Younger

Bluegrass & BBQ

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Make your plans now to attend the annual Carolina Law Bluegrass and BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. $15 per person gets you and your family a North Carolina-style BBQ buffet, cold beer and soda, and live music prior to the game. At 8 p.m. cheer on the Tar Heels as they take on the San Diego State Aztecs. Limited football tickets are available at the discounted rate of $10. Already have season tickets? Join us for Bluegrass and BBQ and then walk over to Kenan Stadium at game time. Purchase your ticket online or for more information contact Kelly Mann at or 919.445.0170.

School News

Citizen Lawyer Awards


Six Carolina Law alumni are among the 19 exemplary lawyers who will receive the 2014 North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Citizen Lawyer Awards at the NCBA Annual Meeting June 19-22 in Wilmington, N.C. Kathryn A. Deiter-Maradei ’03 (Raleigh), Sarah Zambon ’06 (Hendersonville), Brent D. Barringer ’84 (Cary), George V. Hanna III ’68 (Charlotte), Deborah K. Ross ’90 (Raleigh) and Michael G. Winters ’78 (Raleigh) will be honored.

The awards recognize lawyers who exemplify the ideals of a citizen lawyer and serve as role models who inspire other lawyers. In addition to their legal work, these N.C. lawyers serve their communities in numerous ways every day, including public service in appointed or elected positions, work with nonprofit charitable or political organizations, service in the military, and volunteering with youth sports programs or religious organizations.

A Carolina Law alumni reception will be held in conjunction with the NCBA annual meeting on Friday, June 20, at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside.

Read more about additional UNC School of Law graduates and programs being honored by the North Carolina Bar Association.

Pro Bono Board Builds Connections Between Alumni and Students

Alumni Pro Bono Board 2014
Joey Polonsky 3L moderates a panel of alumni sharing their pro bono experiences. From left, Bethan Eynon '12, UNC Center for Civil Rights; Chris Brook '05, ACLU of North Carolina; Sherry Everett '08, Legal Aid of N.C.; Orla M. O’Hannaidh '12, Womble Carlyle.

As the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Alumni Board (PBAB) marks its second year, the group continues to make great strides in connecting alumni with pro bono opportunities and with current UNC law students. During this academic year, PBAB worked to create more pro bono work for alumni while also improving the quality of pro bono at Carolina Law.

The best example of this work is the Cancer Pro Bono Project at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Alumni Board members participated in the project, working with students and patients to draft financial powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills. Read more.

Note: The Office of Public Service Programs sends out a weekly newsletter that contains information regarding public service events at the School of Law and in the community, pro bono opportunities and summer and permanent job postings. If you would like to receive this newsletter, email


2015 Alumni Award Nominations Accepted through Aug. 1

Alumni, faculty and friends are invited to submit nominations for the UNC School of Law alumni awards. Nominations for 2015 will be accepted until Aug. 1, 2014, and the recipients will be confirmed and announced at the Nov. 7, 2014, Law Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting. Recipients will be honored on May 1 at the school’s annual Leadership and Awards Dinner. Learn more about the award criteria and submit a nomination.

For more information contact Susan McLean, director of alumni and donor relations, at or 919.445.0169.

Annual Fund Fiscal Year Ends June 30

Give Now! Have you made your gift of support to Carolina Law this academic year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014)? Your loyal support and commitment to Carolina Law helps make incredible opportunities possible for Carolina Law students to learn and serve.

Gifts to the Law Annual Fund are a significant source of strength for our school, and it’s only with your support and passion that we can continue to transform the lives of our students. Your donation today will help secure a legacy of affordability that opens doors of unparalleled career opportunity for our graduates.

Support Carolina Law today, it’s easy: Gifts by mail: UNC Gift Services, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0309. For assistance with your philanthropy at Carolina Law, contact Dana Dubis, director of annual giving, or 919.445.0166.

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