By Joanne Kollar
Mary Abigail Hill wed Charles Robert Means III ’11 ’13 on May 17 at Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kinston. The wedding party included William Cameron Beaman ’12, Meredith Anne Moyer, Anna Musselwhite Owen ’12, Joseph William Owen ’11, Nathan Templeton Perry ’11, Rachel Allen Rawl, Adam Thomas Sugg ’11 and Tyler Lee Woodard. She is pursuing an MBA at ECU. He is a financial analyst with Discovery Insurance, Kinston. Cassandra Hundertmark is a business development and marketing associate for Creative Marketing Alliance in New Jersey. Haylie Elizabeth Matthis is an intern and graduate student at UNC-Greensboro. She is the granddaughter of Mildred Boney Matthis ’69 ’73 of Kinston, who retired as vice president for instructional services from Lenoir Community College. Kelsey Watts wed Nicholas Short on Nov. 30 at Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed and Breakfast, Warrenton. The wedding party included Paige Bayliss, Blake Berry, Robbie Bunn ’14, Mitzy Minton, Joshua Moone ’12, Maggie Neville ’14 and Nikki Seward ’12 ’14. She is website facilitator at N.C. Wesleyan College, and he works with the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
Sarah Rose Hines wed Adam Lanier Wester on April 5 at Marshes Lighthouse, Manteo. She works for Dex One, Greenville.
Sarah Weinhold, assistant principal of Croatan High School, is Carteret County Assistant Principal of the Year.
Cheryl Stephens Carty is executive director for marketing and communications at Middle Georgia State College. She was program coordinator for the Center of Innovation for Aerospace at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Dr. Hayden Rose Pappas wed Dr. Edgar Wilson “Will” Kirby IV on May 3 at the home of the bride’s parents in Wilmington. She is completing her residency in anesthesiology at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Ginger Vereen, a Keller Williams Realty agent in Raleigh, was the Web choice winner in the 2014 Realtor magazine “30 under 30” recognition. She was named to the 2014 class of “30 Under 30.”
Heather Nicole Chisenhall wed Joshua Dennis Jackson April 12 at The Boathouse, Beaufort. The wedding party included Casey Craig ’11. She is an executive assistant in business development at Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC. Bobby Perkins was honored as an outstanding alumnus by the Pitt Community College Alumni Association. He is the trades training instructional developer at Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Va.
Joan Wynn, Vidant Health’s chief quality officer, was named one of the top 50 experts in the country who are leading the field of patient safety by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Erin Ayloris director of marketing for the Charleston (S.C.) Metro Chamber of Commerce. She was marketing manager for Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina. Tiffany Mayo, media coordinator at West Carteret High School, is Carteret County Certified Employee of the Year. Kendall Ann Powers earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from the School of Dentistry at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is in private practice in Goldsboro. Elizabeth Camille Tyndall wed Evan Matthew Watson on Nov. 16 at the Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill. She is an archives assistant at the N.C. Railroad Co., Raleigh.
Kelly Suzanne Brady ’04 ’12 wed Jeremiah James DuPont on Feb. 21 at Highgrove Estate, Fuquay-Varina. She is a media specialist in the Wake County Public School System. Michael David Holt, vice president/commercial lender in Greenville, was recognized as a Top Commercial Banker at Southern Bank’s annual Best Bankers Event in Norfolk, Va.
Justin Tart, a financial adviser with Culpepper-Jones Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Greenville, completed the chartered retirement plans specialist professional designation program.
Nurse of the Year
Susan Eubanks ’11, at left, a clinical trials nurse specialist at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, has been selected by her peers as this year’s top nurse at ECU Physicians, the group medical practice of the Brody School of Medicine. Finalists included Nancy Baker ’95 ’99 and Sonya Leake ’85 ’02, nurse practitioners, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences; Melissa Ewell ’96, nurse manager, Department of Surgery; and Jaimisson McPhail ’04, nurse manager, Department of Internal Medicine.
Brent Nolan ’09 of Raleigh is one of four Triangle entrepreneurs who founded Stealz, the new rewards app for iPhone and Android smartphones that launched in January 2013. Stealz rewards customers who post comments about their buying experiences on Facebook or Twitter.
“We were talking to a lot of business owners, and kind of the common theme is they didn’t know how to use social media—‘Am I annoying people? Am I not posting enough?’” Nolan said in a story published in the Raleigh News & Observer.“We wanted people to get posting for those businesses.”
When a customer uses the Stealz app to post a comment about a business on Facebook or Twitter, he or she gets points that can be redeemed for prizes. Among the four Stealz founders is Raleigh start-up investor David Gardner, who helped raise $200,000 to launch the business. A second round of solicitation brought $400,000 in new capital from investors, according to an article in the Triangle Business Journal. The company says it has partnered with 150 businesses that pay either $30 a month or $300 a year to become a partner. More than 10,000 smartphone users have downloaded the Stealz app, Nolan said.