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Davis gets second term with alumni group
On July 21, Tania Butler Davis was installed for a second term as the national president of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association Inc., at the organization’s combined annual/council meeting.
As president, Davis represents more than 33,000 NCCU alumni. Her term began on July 1 and will end June 30, 2014.
A 1990 graduate of West Brunswick High School and a 1994 graduated of NCCU, she is the daughter of Joseph and Etherine Butler of Shallotte.
Davis recently co-received the Legacy of Leaders National Alumni President of the Year Award given by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation Inc., at an awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 28 during the 27th annual NBCA Hall of Fame weekend. This award is the first to be given by the NCBAHOF and will now be awarded annually.

West for WAVES
Enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by West Brunswick High School students beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school cafeteria. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit WAVES 4 K.I.D.S.’ new initiative: The Phillip A. Cook Memorial Education and Development Fund.
The school’s choir, jazz band and dance team will be “bringing foster care awareness to the community.” Tickets are $3 and may be purchased at the door or contact Amanda Capps at WBHS.
This fundraiser is sponsored by Amanda Capps and the performing arts students at West Brunswick High School.

Collepardi named to Ring of Honor
Local resident Marge Collepardi has been inducted into the Ring of Honor for her achievements as a three-sport standout at her high school, Audubon High in New Jersey.
In her senior year (1956), Collepardi was the scoring leader in basketball, field hockey and softball, earning three letters. A member of a championship hockey squad and co-captain of the basketball team, she also received the Coaches’ Award as Outstanding Player in softball. Joe Flacco, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens professional football team, was also inducted at the same ceremony.
She and her husband Joe live in Ocean Isle Beach.