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07.25.12.: NC News Bits

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07 25 12 NC News Bits

News about grants, gifts

A total of $3.25
million in gifts from the estate of Arthur "Art" Gregory, a former football
standout at Duke University, will support academic scholarships and the Blue
Devils football team at Duke University. Of the bequest, $3 million
will be used to establish a named scholarship fund to support students from
South Carolina.

The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation
has awarded
Duke University $750,000 to support the school’s 10 international and area
studies centers, which provide resources for scholars and students who share
interests in a particular region or international theme.

A Child’s Place (ACP) has received 500 book bags and other school supplies
from the AT&T Pioneers Charlotte Council. In addition to the book bags, the
AT&T Pioneers plan to donate $2,000 to help purchase public school
uniforms.

News about people, groups

Winners
of the 2012 GlaxoSmithKline Opportunity
Scholarship program were announced last week and included Michael
Hughes, Kimberly Robertson, and Palestine Small. Administered through Triangle Community Foundation, GSK
Opportunity Scholarships are awarded to recipients who have triumphed over significant adversity and are changing their lives through higher
education. 

The Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas (CICCAR) announces that John J. Engel, III,
Vice President, Carter Bank & Trust, Martinsville, VA, has been elected
Vice Chairman of CICCAR for a one year term. Other new Board members
elected are: Ron Black, President & CEO, Bank of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, NC;
Lee Harris Roberts, Managing Director, Piedmont
Community Bank Holdings, Raleigh, NC; and
Martyn (Marty) Pell,
Executive Vice President, First Community Bank, High Point, NC.

The NC Triad
Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
for the Cure has appointed Diana Parrish to be executive director. Parrish
is permanently joining the Affiliate staff with over twenty-five years of
non-profit fundraising and board experience after having served the Affiliate
for the past four months as its interim director.

Discovery
Place
has announced the
appointment of seven new members to the Museum’s Board of Trustees. The new
trustees are Dr. Leonard G. Feld, Kim Henderson, Michelle Moloney, Bill
Morrissett, Sonja Nichols, Sean O’Neil, and Brian O’Shields.

The Methodist
Home for Children
Board of Directors has named its Executive Committee for
2012-13 and elected six members to four-year board terms, effective July 1.
Board members with new terms are: Donna Banks, Dr. Robert Bashford,
Barbara Cansler, Kimrey
Rhinehardt, Dr. William Stewart, and Brien
White.

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