Notables, Sept. 29

September 27, 2013 

SAVE names board members

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere has named the following individuals to the organization’s board of directors:

Mary Katherine Alderman is a digital content and online merchandising specialist with The Body Shop and has a background in marketing and finance.

Dr. Ami Parker, the 2013 SAVE Advisor of the Year, serves as the southwest region vice president for the North Carolina School Counselor Association. She received her bachelor’s in secondary social studies education and a master’s in guidance and counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill; an education specialist degree from Winthrop University, and her doctorate in public policy from UNC-Charlotte.

Elizabeth Rack is a communications manager at Red Hat and an independent consultant in Web content strategy. She received her master’s in English from the University of Florida.

Michael Williams is a district instructional specialist with Cabarrus County Schools and a faculty member of the College of Education at UNC-Charlotte. He has a master’s in education in social studies from UNC-Charlotte, a master’s in educational leadership from Western Governors University and has completed coursework for a doctorate in educational policy. He also holds a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

SECU raises funds

The State Employees Association of N.C., based in Raleigh, held its annual convention Sept. 4-7 in Greensboro. SEANC members raised $4,815 in cash and donated hundreds of household goods and grocery items to benefit patients receiving care at UNC hospitals through the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill. The organization provides affordable and safe care for seriously ill adult patients, their family members and caregivers throughout North Carolina. For more information, visit www.secufamilyhouse.org.

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