Alumni Updates: 1990's

  • Crystal (Wood) Carey ('99) ccdwood1@earthlink.net "I married Tim Carey October 22, 2005, and we just had a beautiful baby boy named Tucker James Carey on November 28, 2009. I am working days at Duke in the core lab. My focuses right now are on my family and just enjoying life!!! Good luck to the current students, and remember the CLS at UNC will open many doors for you!" 02/2010
  • Carla Lawing ('99) libertychick@bellsouth.net
  • Andrew Lukonis ('99) alukonis@hotmail.com "Hi everyone! I'm glad to see that the CLS department is continuing to produce the best of the best! Congratulations to all the staff on the move into your new offices. The new building is beautiful and you all deserve it! For all current students, always remember that success is a planned event. It doesn't just happen overnight. Ask any of your professors. I'm sure they can tell you all about it! Take care all!" 11/2006
  • Lee Points III ('99) glpthree@hotmail.com "Just want to say hello again and update my information. I am glad to hear that everyone is doing well. I am now living in Morganton NC and just finished my first year in the classroom. I am teaching biology and earth science and I really really enjoy teaching. It is a very difficult job but I love it. I just bought a house and look forward to restoring it. Get the word out and lets see if we can get the rest of the class of 99 to post information. I'd love to know what they're all up to. Take care."
  • Chad Porter ('99) porterc@nmrc.navy.mil "Hey guys, just wanted to say hello to all my former classmates (glad to hear all you guys are doing well), and all the students currently in the CLS program. I am now employed with the Department of Defense working on vaccine development. I am also working on my Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology/Biostatistics at George Washington University. I owe a lot to the CLS program for pushing me hard and helping me get started in the healthcare arena."
  • Kim (Davis) Sikes ('99) kimsikes@embarqmail.com "I currently work at Kendle International, Inc, a CRO, as a project leader for HIV reasearch studies." 8/2009
  • Megan (Covington) Baker ('98) mcbphi98@msn.com
  • Vicky Best ('98) VickyLBest@cs.com "Engaged to Brian Maness, to be married May 2003."
  • Lillar "Nicole" Boylorn ('98) lnicboy@yahoo.com "I have been employed with Wyeth since graduation, working in the QC Microbiology laboratory. The company is the manufacturer of HibTITER, Prevenar, and Meningitec. In July/August of 2001 I traveled to Hawaii and in 2000 to Alaska."
  • Laura Hutchison ('98) hutchlaura@gmail.com 10/2009
  • Terrence Kilfoil ('98) tmkilfoil2000@yahoo.com "I'm finishing my medicine residency in August 2010. I'll be stationed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton until the summer of 2011 and then will start Rheumatology fellowship (program and location to be determined...). Amanda and I welcomed Bryce Peter Kilfoil on June 13, 2009." 4/2010
  • Natalie (Reeves) Lamb ('98) we2lambs@yahoo.com "I've been at Sampson Regional Medical Center for 10 years now and continue to be the Senior Tech in Blood Bank. Keeping up with all the regulations and changes is truly a full time job, especially with all the unannounced surveys/inspections/assessments the Blood bank is subject to. My husband and I have two boys now, Joshua, age 5, and Ayden, almost 1. I'd love to hear from my former classmates and hope they are all doing well!!!!" 7/2008
  • Jennifer (Warren) Miller ('98) jenanddyl@msn.com "New addition to the family -- Aidan Francis Miller on January 12, 2004."
  • Lindsay Suber ('98) lsuber@carolina.rr.com "Currently working as supervisor of the blood bank at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC. I worked at UNC Hospital's blood bank for approx. 7 years before moving to the Charlotte area where I grew up." 8/2007
  • Amorita (Requena) Lancaster ('97) alancaster001@nc.rr.com "I miss you all, and think of you often. Please don't call me a traitor! After 15 years in the lab, I followed a call to the bedside. I love being able to merge the knowledge and experience gained from laboratory medicine with my new found skills as a Long Term Acute Care Nurse. Without a doubt, my laboratory background is serving me and my patients very well. My advice for current students? Be patient with your nurses. They are under a lot of stress, and many don't know half as much as you do about laboratory testing. =)" 11/2012
  • M. Karen McDaniel ('97) MMcDaniel@rowan.org
  • Angela (Starnes) Rohr ('97) angela.rohr@carolinashealthcare.org "I hope all of my classmates from 1997 are doing well. I would love to hear from you. Students for next year, good luck and study hard. It really does pay-off in the long run. This field is great!" 06/2009
  • Crystal (Tatum) Radford ('97) crystal.radford@rtp.ppdi.com
  • Angela Chase Jackson ('96) a_chase10@msn.com "Announcing the birth of a son, Chase Thomas Jackson on July 22, 2009. Daughter Addison is 2 years old." 10/2009
  • Ashley (Paris) Day ('96) aday@isothermal.edu "I am currently teaching microbiology and A/P classes/labs at Isothermal Community College. I live in Ellenboro, NC with my husband, Brian, and my two girls - Gabriella and Alexandra." 7/2008
  • Sherry Leviner, RN ('96) SLeviner@Carolina.rr.com "Recently completed Master of Science in Nursing at Duke University. Will start PhD in Nursing at UNC-CH." 6/2009
  • Allison (Smith) McNamara ('96) amcnama@bellsouth.net
  • Christina (Graham) Parker ('96) cgparker1@charter.net
  • Tracey (Bissette) Shives ('96) tshives@rowan.org "I am currently working as the supervisor in the Infectious Disease Testing Laboratory at Rowan Regional Medical Center. I have a wonderful husband (Dave) and 2 rambunctious boys, Harrison (4) and Evan (2)."
  • Melissa (Fox) Simmons ('96) mfsmail@carolina.rr.com 10/2006
  • Caryl (Pace) Havasy ('95) sheba408@netzero.com "My husband, Steve, and I welcomed our second son, Richard David, June 6, 2004. Our son Michael will be 4 years old in May."
  • Shannon Lancaster ('95) slancaster@liposcience.com "Manager of Clinical Research Services for Liposcience beginning May 2004."
  • Leslie (Sharp) Lewis ('95) leslielewispa@hotmail.com
  • Gloria (Jackson) Reid ('95) greid@johnstonmemorial.org "To the current CLS students...Enjoy your time in the CLS program and absorb all the knowledge you can. Speaking from personal experience, having a degree in CLS opens far more doors than you could ever imagine."
  • Kristen (King) White ('95) kmk8673@aol.com "I'm doing breast cancer research and working on earning my masters degree. John and I live in Burlington, NC and have a 2 year old son, Matthew." 5/2007
  • Gygliola "Gigi" (Bonofacio) Balochie ('94) gbonofacio@mlscuracao.com "UNC's Clinical Laboratory Science program prepares you for the great and diverse medical laboratory. Mastering the different disciplines during the program years is a challenge that will ultimately bring you lots of satisfaction as a professional. Our daughter, Quianna-Kay Emith Niyati Balochie, was born on Nov. 6, 2004."
  • Deanna Pope-Rainey ('94) mdpope@mindspring.com "Our son, Camden Grey Rainey, was born December 31, 2010." 01/2011
  • Burton Shelton ('94) "Passed National Certification for Emergency Nursing (CEN). Will graduate from Duke University School of Nursing's Master's program; double major - Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner. Daughter will be born in March."
  • Laine (Ledford) Stewart ('94) lstewart@med.unc.edu 02/2009
  • Glenn Trunnell & Amy (Stokes) Trunnell ('94) trunnell@earthlink.net "We had a baby girl, Elsa Jane, in February, 2002."
  • Kristen (Boyles) Bizon ('93) kbizon@yahoo.com 05/2006
  • Diana (Brown) Gunter ('93) jgunterii@yahoo.com "James and I had a baby boy on September 29, 2002! We are all doing well. Michelle is doing well also and is loving her new role as "Auntie Shelly"!"
  • Caroline (Caudill) Immel ('93) cimmel@med.unc.edu
  • Heather (Lester) Lawson ('93) hlawson@wfubmc.edu
  • Cathy (Harrell) Williams ('93) williams@megapathdsl.net "My CLS degree has taken me to unexpected places and I can't be more pleased with my undergraduate degree and decisions. Over the years, I spealized in transfusion medicine and blood center operations. Due to our DC re-location, regulatory adventures were in my horizon. I currently work with the American College of Physicians to provide the Medical Laboratory Evaluation program which provides a proficiency testing service to all types of laboratories. I love my job! Hope to hear from 1993 grads... Best wishes - Cathy"
  • Angel (Caroon) Woodard ('93) awoodard@carolina.rr.com "I worked as lead tech at a satellite clinic for Presbyterian Hospital/Novant Health in Charlotte,NC from 1993-1999. I found out that I had cancer, Hodgkins Lymphoma, in Nov. 1999 and underwent the standard chemotherapy. I went back to work in June of 2000 as a Technical Coordinator over a group of clinics with Presbyterian/Novant Health. I found out that the cancer returned in August 2000 and proceeded to undergo a harder round of chemo, a stem cell transplant, and radiation. I am still rebuilding from the health care problems that arose from the last treatments. I am taking this time to enjoy being involved with my husband, Rob, and my two sons, Jacob,7, and Joel,4. My CLS training helped me and my doctor to diagnose a problem and get treatment sooner--I have learned that you need to take the quality of your healthcare in your own hands."
  • Vijay Jethwa ('92) Vijay_Jethwa@biogen.com "I head up a group called Clinical Science and Technology for Biogen, a biopharmaceutical Company in RTP. My group supports all testing for our preclinical and clinical trials."
  • Tracey (Paulson) Leedom ('92) leedom.mt@verizon.net "Mark and I are the proud parents of a baby girl. Morgan Regina Leedom was born on September 7, 2007. Our son Derek is almost three and loves being a big brother. I'm still working as a genetic counselor at Duke." 12/2007
  • Marvin Yarborough ('92) yarbaboy@aol.com "My first job out of school was as an evening supervisor for a hospital in Goldsboro, N.C. from there I became a technical service representative for Dade Behring Inc. in their immunochemistry division covering 6 states in the mid atlantic region. Now I am a technical client consultant with bioMerieux Inc. specializing in field of hemostasis for their biodiagnostic division. The company is headquatered near paris,France with a north american office in the RTP. I am currently married to my college sweetheart, Gretta(what can i say, there's just something about those Carolina girls!!!) we have a new home right outside of Indianapolis,IN and we have two beautiful children(ages 2yr-Rainna & 1 yr-Gavin! What can I say, the Med Tech program was challenging but I'd say it was well worth it!" 2/2006
  • Melissa (Gault) Jones ('91) "Currently working as a Sr. Med Tech in the area of Mycobacteriology/ Mycology and Routine Respiratory Cultures."
  • Terry Lowry ('91) terry.lowry@duke.edu "With my laboratory background, I completed training in Cardiothoracic Surgery and I am currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery with the Duke University Health system and Medical Director of the Southeastern Heart center Cardiovascular Surgery intensive Care unit." 6/2008
  • Stacye Blount ('90) stacyeblount@yahoo.com "Stacye received the Ph.D. in Sociology (with specializations in Medical Sociology/Mental Health) from the University of Akron/Kent State University (Ohio) in August 2009. She completed a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) in June 2010. She accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Sociology at Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC). She is excited about her return to North Carolina. She enjoys her new career in academia. She looks forward to making meaningful contributions to the discipline of sociology at the local, state, and national levels. She continues to maintain her Medical Laboratory Scientist certification through the Certification Maintenance Program sponsored by the ASCP." 9/2010