2017 Candidates for GAA Board of Directors

This group of candidates has been submitted to all dues-paid GAA members as of Jan. 1, 2017. All GAA members are eligible and encouraged to vote in each race, including races representing areas other than those in which the member lives. The deadline for voting is 5 p.m. (EDT), March 31, 2017.

To vote by print ballot instead of this electronic ballot, please contact Paula Poe ’89 on the GAA staff by phone at (919) 962-7051; by mail at P.O. Box 660, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514-0660; or by email at Completed print ballots must be received at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, P.O. Box 660, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514-0660 no later than March 31, 2017. Facsimile replies are not accepted. Unless otherwise noted, terms of office are for three years.

Chair for 2017-18, James E. Delany ’70 (’73 JD), who was elected last year as chair-elect by the GAA Board of Directors, and those elected from this ballot assume office at the Annual Alumni Luncheon in Chapel Hill on Saturday, May 13, 2017.


(Vote for one. One-year term of office, 2017–18.)

tara_hammonsTara Patterson Hammons ’93 (BA), Charlotte. Executive director, Maryland/South Africa Sister State Partnership.
GAA Board of Directors: At-large representative (2014–17); chair, Membership Development Committee (2016–17).
At UNC: Member, Black Student Movement and BSM Gospel Choir; participant, summer study abroad, Togo; tutor/mentor, Carrboro Elementary School.
Formerly: Member, UNC Board of Visitors; member, advisory committee for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Community Schools; Sunday school teacher, Greater Shiloh Church; president, Howard University School of Law Alumni Association; member, executive board, Philadelphia Barristers Association; member, West Philadelphia YMCA; volunteer adviser, Carolina Alumni Admissions Program; board member, Strive Inc. Youth Leadership Institute.
Currently: Volunteer, Providence Spring Elementary School; member, Alliance for Peacebuilding; member, NAACP; member, Smith Memorial United Methodist Church. Married to Terrence G. Hammons Jr. One child.


david keeslerDavid C. Keesler ’84 (BA), Charlotte. U.S. magistrate judge, U.S. District Court for Western District of North Carolina.
GAA Board of Directors: N.C. district representative (2013-16); chair, Membership Development Committee (2015-16).
At UNC: Morehead Scholar; chair, Undergraduate Honor Court; junior varsity soccer; member, Order of the Golden Fleece and Phi Delta Theta fraternity; graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Formerly: Chair, Trinity Episcopal School board of trustees; secretary, Mecklenburg County Bar Association; graduate, Leadership Charlotte and N.C. Institute of Political Leadership; recipient, Charlotte Latin School Distinguished Alumnus Award; volunteer coach, Charlotte Junior Soccer.
Currently: Member, executive committee, Federal Magistrate Judges Association; member, Queens University of Charlotte board of visitors; founding member, Western District of North Carolina Federal Bar Association; member, 4th U.S. Circuit Judicial Conference; member, N.C. Bar Association. Married to Susan May Keesler ’87 (BA). Two children, one of whom is a UNC student.


(Vote for one. One-year term of office, 2017–18.)

Bounds_WendyGwendolyn M. Bounds
’93 (ABJM), Garrison, N.Y. Vice president | Content, Consumer Reports. Former writer, editor and video anchor, The Wall Street Journal (1993–2013). Author of Little Chapel on the River (2005). On-air contributor, ABC News and CNBC (2006–11).
GAA Board of Directors: Out-of-state district representative (2015–17).
At UNC: Editor and writer, The Daily Tar Heel; actor, Lab! Theatre; recipient, Chi Omega Award, Ernest Abernathy Award, Ralph McGill Scholarship, N.C. Women’s Press Scholarship, Gerald Johnson Scholarship, Henry Dennis Scholarship and Chancellor’s Award for Student Publications; correspondent, The News & Observer and The Chapel Hill Herald; reporting intern, The Cary News and the Miami Herald; intern, Spectator Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Formerly: Member, UNC Board of Visitors; recipient, GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award; recipient, N.C. Halls of Fame – Next Generation Leadership Award; recipient, Ravenscroft School Distinguished Alumni Award; recipient, Eddies Digital Award for consumer video, as executive producer of the documentary A Beautiful Death: Paul’s Choice, part of a multimedia initiative intended to help consumers navigate the complexity of end-of-life issues (2015); finalist, National Magazine Award (2015); vice president, Putnam History Museum, Cold Spring, N.Y. (2010–14); Front Page Award, Newswoman’s Club of New York (2002).
Currently: Member, board of advisers, UNC School of Media and Journalism; member, board of advisers, Constitution Marsh Audubon Center in Garrison, N.Y. Married to Lisa Bernhard.


Michael L. Zollicoffer '85 (MD)Dr. Michael L. Zollicoffer
’85 (MD), Baltimore, Md. Pediatrician, owner/CEO of LifeCarePlus “No Barriers” Urgent Care Center.
GAA Board of Directors: Out-of-state district representative (2014–17); chair, Activities Committee (2016).
At UNC: President, Whitehead Medical Society; founder, Xi Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma; president, second year medical class; recipient, McNider Award.
Formerly: Chair, UNC Board of Visitors; recipient, Davie Award (2014); member, UNC campaign planning board; founder, Alumni Reconnect Campaign at UNC Medical Foundation; recipient, Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award (2010); recipient, Community Leadership Award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; recipient, Harlow Fullwood Community Leadership Award.
Currently: Member, Morehead Planetarium & Science Center campaign steering committee; member, Baltimore City Head Start advisory committee. Two children.


Anson, Brunswick, Chatham, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, Moore, New Hanover, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland, Stanly and Montgomery counties counties. (Vote for one.)

Tom MorrisTom Morris
’74 (BA), Wilmington. Public philosopher; author of 21 books; novelist; chairman, Morris Institute for Human Values; speaker and adviser to the corporate world; former professor of philosophy, University of Notre Dame. His books include True Success, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, The Art of Achievement, Philosophy for Dummies, The Stoic Art of Living and If Harry Potter Ran General Electric. Blogs at
At UNC: Morehead Scholar; graduated Phi Beta Kappa; member, student government.
Formerly: University Fellow, Yale University; fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities; Howard and Eliza Gardener Fellow, Brown University; recipient, GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (1992); board member, New Hanover County Library; co-founder and board member, One Wilmington; board member, Southhold Dance Theater; recipient, Thomas P. Madden Teaching Award from Notre Dame University; recipient, Indiana Professor of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Currently: Member, Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Married to Mary Teague Morris ’74. Two children, one of whom is an alumnus, and one grandchild.


Joseph P. Riddle III
’77 (BSBA), Fayetteville. Real estate developer, Riddle Commercial Properties Inc.
At UNC: Dean’s list.
Formerly: Board member, Fayetteville Economic Development; chair, Kiwanis Terrific Kid Committee; director, Yadkin Bank and Peoples Bank & Trust Co. (now Select Bank); member, Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee; member, board of advisers, Campbell University; member, Fayetteville Kiwanis Club.
Currently: Member, Fayetteville Area Board of Realtors; member, N.C. Board of Realtors; member, Haymont United Methodist Church; director and coach, church league basketball, girls’ elementary and boys’ senior high divisions. Married to Trina Thompson Riddle. Four children, one of whom is a UNC student.


Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Forsyth, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin and Yancey counties. (Vote for one.)

Anc Newman
Ancrum B. “Anc” Newman
’88 (BA), Winston-Salem. Senior vice president, Aon Risk Services.
At UNC: Member, pledge trainer (1985), and member and sergeant-at-arms of the house corporation board (1987), Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Formerly: Member, UNC Board of Visitors (2012-16); member, board of directors, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; president, Charlotte Young Alumni Club (1991); member, large grants committee, Charlotte Arts Council; member, executive leadership board, American Heart Association’s Charlotte Heart Ball.
Currently: Vice chair, Crosby Scholars board of directors; member, board of trustees, Arts Council of Winston-Salem; member; board of directors, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership; member, Rotary International. Married to Jennifer Dawson Newman. Two children.


AlWhite7BODAlfred White ’76 (BSBA), Lewisville. Retired lead manager logistics, Reynolds American Inc.
At UNC: President, Grimes Residence Hall; North Campus representative, Black Student Movement Central Committee; chairman, Project Uplift.
Formerly: Recipient, Harvey E. Beach Outstanding Alumni Award (2010); recipient, Elder Watson Diggs Award from Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity (2011); board chairman, City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation; recipient, N.C. Jaycee Spark Plug of the Year and director, Pfafftown Jaycees; grand keeper of records and exchequer, Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and national secretary and treasurer; recipient, Special Congressional Recognition Award, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Eva Clayton and Martin Lancaster; recipient, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Man of the Year award; recipient, Winston-Salem YMCA Black Achievers Award; member, American Bankers Association; member, Meeting Planners International; board chairman, Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council; founding member, Light on the Hill Society Scholarship; president, Moore School PTA; commissioner and coach, basketball league for West Central Community Center.
Currently: Recorder, Sigma Phi Pi; financial secretary, Bachelor Benedict; life member, Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni Association; member, United Way Leadership Circle; member, Arts Council of Forsyth County; member, National Black Theatre Festival Marvtastic Society; member, Goler Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, and member of the church’s trustee board, chairman of the church’s Finance board and president of the Men’s Booster Ministry. Married to Amy Mittman White ’78 (BSPHR). Two children, one of whom is an alumna.


Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford and Union counties. (Vote for one.)

R. Darrell HancockR. Darrell Hancock ’75 (ABJO, ’78 JD), Salisbury. Attorney, Law Office of R. Darrell Hancock.
At UNC: Chief justice, Student Supreme Court; member, Order of the Golden Fleece; member, Student Honor Court; member, Sigma Delta Chi (honorary journalism society).
Formerly: Mayor pro tem and member, Salisbury City Council; recipient, honorary doctor of humane letters, Hood Theological Seminary; trustee, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; junior warden, vestryman, Sunday school teacher, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; board member and treasurer, Preservation North Carolina; board member, North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.
Currently: President, LandTrust for Central North Carolina; for 20 years, pro bono general counsel, Hood Theological Seminary; board member, Salisbury Bell Tower Inc.



Rebecca InglefieldRebecca Pressly Inglefield
’78 (BA), Hickory. Attorney, self-employed.
At UNC: Member, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Formerly: Recipient, Lenoir-Rhyne University board of trustees Outstanding Community Service Award (2012); recipient, Foothills Carolina Club’s Gen. William Lenoir Award (2011); recipient, Dream Keeper Award, Maiden Rosenwald Community Development Corp., in recognition of continuing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; recipient, International Women’s Day Award for community service; board member, N.C. State Arts Society; board member, Hickory Museum of Art; elder, Northminster Presbyterian Church; board member, Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center; board member, OutRight Youth; president, Iredell County Medical Society Alliance; president, Catawba County Medical Society Alliance; member, Foothills Carolina Club; member, Citizens for Equity in Government; member, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty.
Currently: Member, Foothills Carolina Club. Two children, one of whom is an alumnus.



International, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. (Vote for one.)

Lewis CollierW. Lewis Collier ’83 (BSPHY), Saunderstown, R.I. Technical director, NAVMAR Applied Sciences Corp.
President, Rho chapter – Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity; chair, Alpha Phi Omega Campus Chest; recipient, Rho chapter – Alpha Phi Omega Distinguished Service Key; chair, Alpha Phi Omega national convention service committee; member, Order of the Ginkgo; member, Student Government transportation committee.
President and treasurer, Rhode Island Carolina Club (an Old Well-level alumni club); leader, Narragansett Elementary School volunteer networking group; member, Narragansett School District’s technology plan committee; member, South Kingstown comprehensive community plan committee; mentor, senior design projects in the University of Rhode Island’s electrical engineering department.
Treasurer, Rhode Island Carolina Club. Married to Cydney Leigh Collier. Two children, one of whom is a UNC alumnus.


Tom TillettThomas C. Tillett ’74 (BA), Ambler, Pa. Co-founder and CEO, MBF Therapeutics, developing innovative cancer therapies for man’s best friends; founder and executive director, Sustained Acts, a Christian nonprofit focusing on sustainable projects in Africa.
At UNC: Member, student adviser team for 1974 SACS-COC re-accreditation; dean’s list; participant, intramural athletics.
Formerly: Chairman, Paris Carolina Club; vice chairman, American School of Paris; chairman, bioindustrial liaison committee for the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy; board member, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine; chairman, Lakeside Educational Network.
Currently: Board chair, Impact Thrift Stores and Chelten Church; board member, Friends of Kijabe Hospital; member, Blue Bell Rotary Club. Married to Lynne Blackman Tillett ’75 (BA). Four children, one of whom is an alumna.


Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. (Vote for one.)

Banks EdwardsBanks Edwards ’90 (BA, ’90 MAC), Darien, Conn. Partner, Deloitte LLP.
President, Beta Theta Pi; member, Interfraternity Council; dean’s list.
President, New York Carolina Club; president, The North Carolina Society of New York; member, board of deacons, The Brick Presbyterian Church; member, Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni Council.
Parent ambassador, New Canaan Country School; member, Noroton Presbyterian Church; youth coach, Darien Soccer Association; youth coach, Darien YMCA Hoops. Married to Meredith Hogg Edwards ’94 (BSBA, ’94 MAC). Two children.


Julia ZupkoJulia Wit Zupko ’99 (BSPH), Guilford, Conn. Assistant dean, career development, Yale School of Management.
At UNC: Letter and record holder, hammer event, varsity track and field; campus ministries associate, interfaith/campus relations co-coordinator and senior activities co-coordinator, Newman Catholic Student Center; member, Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity, Mu chapter and recipient, Best Initiate Award; information desk employee, Student Union; Emerging Leaders Facilitator, Assessment, Coordinator and Trainer (FACT) mentor/peer leadership consultant, Carolina Leadership Development; senior class marshal; campus tour guide; volunteer, UNC Hospitals’ pharmacy and pediatric playroom; nurse-midwife volunteer, Piedmont Community Health Center; volunteer, Carrboro Community Health Center; recipient, Sunrise Rotary Club scholarship; recipient, University of Wisconsin Computer Resources for Patient Self-Care Learning Lab scholarship.
Formerly: Board member, Eleanor Foundation (now Chicago Foundation for Women); treasurer, Chicago Carolina Club; co-chair, UNC School of Public Health alumni club; board member, conference presenter and recipient of service award for innovation, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance; parish life commission chair, Holy Name Cathedral; volunteer, Cabrini Green Youth Program; special events volunteer, Ronald McDonald House; presenter, Human Capital Institute’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference; member, Student Advisory Council’s leadership committee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Currently: Treasurer, Calvin Leete School PTO; assistant coach, third-grade girls recreation basketball team, Calvin Leete School; guest speaker and coach, Connecticut Job Network; marriage preparation leader, St. George Catholic Church; member, Guilford Newcomer’s Association; presenter, MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance international conference. Married to David P. Zupko.


Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. (Vote for one.)

Mary CooperMary Argentine Adams Cooper ’12 (BSPH), Washington, D.C. Algebra and geometry teacher, KIPP DC.
GAA Board of Directors: 2011–12 (ex officio member as student body president).
Student body president; director, HOPE Gardens; philanthropy chair, Kappa Delta sorority; coxswain, men’s crew.
Recipient, Sue Lehmann Teaching Excellence Award, Teach For America; recipient, Teacher of the Year, Wilmer Hutchins High School; recipient, Groton School’s Most Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Member, Young Educational Professionals of Washington, D.C.



Sam FulwoodSam Fulwood III ’78 (ABJO), Washington, D.C. Senior fellow and director, Center for American Progress’ Leadership Institute.
Reporter and staff photographer, The Daily Tar Heel; charter member, Alpha Phi Alpha (1976); member, Black Student Movement; member, Order of the Grail; member, Order of the Old Well.
Co-recipient, Pulitzer Prize at the Los Angeles Times for coverage of the Los Angeles riots in 1992; recipient, Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award (2015); Nieman Fellow, Harvard University (1994); member, UNC Board of Visitors (1998–2002); author of two books, Waking from the Dream: My Life in the Black Middle Class (1996) and Full of It: Strong Words and Fresh Thinking for Cleveland (2004).
Member, board of advisers, UNC School of Media and Journalism; member, Alfred Street Baptist Church; board member, Center for Community Change. Married to Cynthia M. Bell. One child.



(Vote for one.)

Boyd HardenBoyd E. Harden ’88 (BA, ’99 MBA), New Canaan, Conn. Business operations for Global Jet Capital; officer and pilot, U.S. Marine Corps (1989–97).
Member, men’s lacrosse; two-time All-American; two-time All-ACC; member, 1986 national championship team; Academic All-ACC; Holmes Harden groundball winner; ACC championship team member; member, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity; participant, Big Buddy program.
Member, UNC Board of Visitors; member, New Canaan Y executive board; member, Chancellor’s Club; 9/11 first responder.
President, New Canaan Football Club; trustee, GForce Game On; chair, Southern CT Storm Special Hockey golf tournament; co-chair, CT Ice Cats girls hockey program; youth hockey coach, USAH Level 4; member, Rams Club; youth lacrosse coach. Married to Keri Chaisson Harden. Three children.


Brooke RecordBrooke Crawford Record ’99 (BA), Radnor, Pa. Associate director of development, The Agnes Irwin School.
At UNC: Member and four-year starter, women’s lacrosse; member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; member, Kappa Delta sorority; three-time Division I national All-American; four-time South Regional All-American; two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team; named most valuable player.
Formerly: Member, U.S. Developmental Lacrosse Squad (1998–2003); president, ADVIS Annual Fund Directors Group.
Currently: Volunteer/consultant, Radnor Memorial Library; school chaperone, NC Outward Bound; member, Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Married to Lon W. Record Jr.