Anthony Edwards (BS ’09) recently graduated as top graduate from the VBA School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia (sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association). This 3-year program that covers economics, commercial banking, credit administration, information technology, ethics, asset-liability management, negotiations, and marketing. As a result of graduating in the top of the 62-person class, he received a scholarship for the first year of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.


Erdem Özleyen (MBA ’18) has been asked to present his technical research on “Exploring New Preferential Logic Alternatives in Project Schedule Optimization: Quantum Mechanics Approach” at the 2019 AACE Northeast Symposium.


Jeff Tyl (BS ’18) has been named the North American sales manager for fabrication products at Murata Machinery.


Kathryn Hubert (BA ’12) opened up her own restaurant in Downtown Greensboro, Chez Genèse. Half the French bistro’s 24 staff members have an intellectual or development disability. She raised $75,000 in donations and investments, about $25,000 of which was from individual donors on Kickstarter.


Sharon Garner (BS ’92) joined Pinnacle as a centralized document prep specialist. She has 10 years of financial services experience. She joins Pinnacle from First Bank, where she was a personal banker.


Sue Cole (BS ’72, MBA ’78) received the Thomas Z. Osborne award from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Cole is currently the managing partner of SAGE Leadership & Strategy, an advisory firm for businesses, organizations, and individuals. She has been a mainstay in the Greensboro community throughout her career, serving on many boards and committees throughout our region and North Carolina. Cole serves as Chair of the Management Development and Compensation Committee of Biscuitville, Inc., where she was previously Chair of the Board. She also serves on the Investment Committee of UNCG and as a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Board. Sue is also a past Chair of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce as well as the first woman to chair the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.


Christy Meier (BS ’84) has been promoted to senior vice president of Carter Bank & Trust, a state-chartered community bank headquartered in Martinsville, VA.


Fay alNajadah (BS ’17) is working in the sustainability department of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development of Kuwait, and has found great appreciation for the problem-solving skills she developed through the X-Culture program at UNCG.


Lynne Dardanell (BS ’93) is the internal communications manager at The Fresh Market


Haley Heartley (BS ’15) was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Market & Counterparty Risk Consultant at Wells Fargo, LLC where she specifically works in Model Risk and Analytical Tools.


Minita Sanghvi’s (PhD ’14) book Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Why She Lost was published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Special thanks to Karen J. Garner (BS ’75) for establishing the Karen J. Garner International Scholarship Endowment, supporting international travel for students in the Bryan School.


Lacey Hofmeyer (BS ’03) is the new general counsel and vice president for public policy and government affairs at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Craig Cook (BS ’82) is the managing partner and founder of Oakbrook Solutions, a wealth management consulting firm in Winston-Salem, NC.


James C. Melton (BS ’82) is the chief financial officer of Wilbert, Inc., a custom plastics company in Belmont, NC.


Congratulations to ski fashion icon Barbara Alley-Simon (BS ’57) on becoming the first recipient of the United States Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s brand new Women In Industry Award. The award presentation will take place in April 2019 and will feature a vintage fashion show hosted by and featuring Barbara’s outfits throughout her career.

Alumni Relations

Madeleine Carey

Alumni Engagement and Events Management
mfcarey@uncg.edu 3363343762