William R. Davie Dinner

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Tanea Pettis '95
Assistant Director of Enrichment Programs
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998. She currently serves as assistant director of enrichment programs overseeing the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship, athletics, Homecoming and reunions. She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.

Founded in 1994 by a group of Charlotte alumni, the William R. Davie Dinner offered an opportunity for Tar Heels to share fond memories of their time in Chapel Hill and hear from a notable speaker with ties to the University.

Since its inception, net proceeds from the event have been given to the Charlotte Carolina Club Scholarship Fund to support current UNC students from the Charlotte area. This tradition has continued to the present day.

Past William R. Davie Dinner Speakers

Kevin Guskiewicz 2018
Phil Ford ’78 2017
Margaret Spellings 2016
Bubba Cunningham 2015
Carol Folt 2014
Dr. Richard Vinroot ’94, ’04 (MD/PhD) 2013
Tom Ross ’75 (JD) 2012
Rye Barcott ’01 2010
Erskine Bowles ’67 2009
Holden Thorp ’86 2008
Charles E. Lovelace ’77, ’79 (MBA) 2007
Dr. Harry Watson 2006
Laszlo Birinyi, Jr. ’67 2005
Bill Friday ’48 (LLB) &
Hugh Morton ’43
Suzn Head ’75 2003
Roy A. Cooper ’79, ’82 JD 2002
Ken Thompson ’73 2001
James Moeser 2000
Woody Durham ’63 1999
Molly Broad 1997
David Brinkley 1996
Terry Sanford ’39 ’46 (JD) 1995
C.D. Spangler ’54 1994

Davie Dinner Committee

David Keesler ’84 – Co-chair
Sarah Parrott Lathrop ’90 – Co-chair
Eric J. Locher ’78 (’82 MBA) – Honorary Chair

Lanier Brown May
Matthew Means ’05
Brandon Neal ’05
Kerbie Neal ’05
Shayna Putterman ’13
Angela Robbins ’84
Kristy Brown Thompson ’89
Stick Williams ’75
Teresa Holland Williams ’77
Brian Zito ’02 – Co-chair, Charlotte Carolina Club