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Carter, Moore named to Fifth Third board
People of note for the week
Published Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:29 am
by Staff Reports

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald Carter and Debra Plousha Moore, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Carolinas Healthcare System, to the board of directors of its North Carolina affiliate.

• Former astronaut Joan Higginbotham is among five Charlotte-Mecklenburg women who will be inducted into the Women’s History Hall of Fame on March 22 at the Levine Museum of the New South.

Higginbotham participated in 53 space shuttle missions and logged over 308 hours in space before retiring in 2007. She is the third African-American female astronaut.

The Women’s History Hall of Fame honors women of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County who have made significant contributions to the community. 

Other inductees are N.C. Rep. Martha B. Alexander; Stephanie Ansaldo, president and founder of the Echo Foundation; Major LaFreda Lester, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and community leader Jeanette Price.

Vivian Ware, 6, is the inspiration for her family in Charlotte to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Chris and Sally Ware, owners of Papa Murphy’s of Charlotte, celebrated their grand opening on March 2 by hosting “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” to raise money for the cause.

The Wares hosted a “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” event at Ballantyne Elementary on March 2. With every lap each child completed, the Wares will donate $1 to Team Vivian to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

They will also donate 15 percent of their sales at the Papa Murphy’s store at 16015 Lancaster Highway, Suite C through March 9 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For information on the campaign, go to www.cff.org/Great_Strides/dsp_DonationPage.cfm?walkid=8353&idUser=167608

• Air Force Airman Ronaria S. Washington graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Washington completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Washington, the daughter of Annshenetta Scott of Charlotte, is a 2012 graduate of Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology.

• Army Reserve Pfc. Juan C. Flores has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, armed and unarmed combat and field training exercises.

Flores is the son of Marta Cuadra of Charlotte and a 2012 graduate of Garinger High School.


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