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Todd BenDor

Professor of city and regional planning

UNC-Chapel Hill

Duane Cyrus

Director, Theatre of Movement

UNC-Greensboro professor

Lea Potter Daigle

Assistant VP

Bank of America

Bhibha Das

Assistant professor, East Carolina

3-time Jeopardy! contestant

Jean Driscoll

8 Boston Marathon wins

USOC Hall of Famer

Marc Farinella

Senior fellow

University of Chicago

Dowoo Lee

Global strategy associate director

MediaCom of London

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Brand Fortner

Software visionary

Distinguished Alumni Award

Julie Freischlag

CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Tamara Gibbs

Senior content strategist

919 Marketing

Ellen Greaves

Mediator, consultant, attorney

Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Valerie Hague

Implementation project manager


Leslie Hicks

Assistant professor

UNC-Chapel Hill

Sydney Jarrett Williams

Project/portfolio manager


Devi Laskar

Author, poet, photographer

Debut novel: ‘The Atlas of Reds and Blues’

Jenny McGaffigan

Former UI tennis star

John Deere

Mark McGowan

Managing director

Raymond James

Graeme McGufficke

3-time Big Ten champ

N.C. political operative

Jim Morrill

Political writer

Charlotte Observer

Josh Nizzi

Entertainment designer

Designed ‘Iron Man 3’ robots

Henry Petroski

Civil engineering professor

Distinguished Alumni Award

Simon Roe

Professor, veterinary medicine

N.C. State

Sheri Shaw

Asst. dean/student success


Blair Sheppard

Dean emeritus

Duke School of Business

Bob Starkell

11 seasons leading women’s gymnastics

2009 National Coach of the Year