Winter 2022 Alumni Announcements

Cha’Mia Rothwell ’16 Earns First-Team All-America Honors

Representing Duke in the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in June in Eugene, Oregon, Cha’Mia Rothwell ’16 earned first-team All-America honors in the 100-meter hurdles.

With a time of 13.14 seconds, Rothwell took seventh overall in the event, becoming the highest finisher of any women's hurdler in Duke history. On the heels of that performance and earning second-team All-America honors as a member of the Blue Devils' 4x100-meter relay team, she competed in 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials, where she finished 20th overall but managed to shave 0.04 seconds off her time at NCAAs. 

Photo Courtesy of Duke Athletic Communications


Kara Stith '09 Awarded Fellowships at Columbia Business School 

Kara Stith ’09 enrolled in the MBA program at Columbia Business School in August, joining the Class of 2023 as a Columbia Fellow, Forté Fellow and Toigo Fellow. 

Stith graduated from Duke University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Before enrolling at Columbia, she spent three years serving as a program coordinator and senior program manager at NCGrowth & SmartUp — a university center at UNC-Chapel Hill that helps businesses and communities create good jobs and equitable opportunities through applied research and technical assistance. 

Photo Courtesy of Kara Stith ’09


UNC Women’s Basketball Promotes Liz Roberts ’16 

The all-time leading scorer in Durham Academy basketball history, Liz Roberts ’16 was promoted to director of recruiting management and student-athlete engagement for the UNC women’s basketball team in August. 

A four-year letter winner for the Tar Heels, Roberts — who is pursuing a master's degree in sport administration — served as a graduate assistant coach for UNC during the 2020–2021 season.

Photo Courtesy of UNC Athletic Communications


Katherine Lantzy ’21 Captures Field Hockey National Title 

Six months removed from graduating from Durham Academy, Katherine Lantzy ’21 and her Middlebury College field hockey team wrapped up an undefeated season with a 4–1 win in the NCAA Division III national championship game on Nov. 21. The victory handed the Panthers their fourth straight national title and their sixth overall. 

Lantzy played in all 22 games for Middlebury, starting eight. She totaled two assists and 10 shots, including seven on goal. 

Photo Courtesy of Jon Lantzy


T Land ’99 Opens Package-Free Grocery in Durham 

A former teacher who is the founder and executive director of the Autism Support and Advocacy Center, T Land ’99 opened Part & Parcel — Durham's first package-free grocery store — in May as an offshoot of their nonprofit. 

The store, which is located at 600 Foster Street, carries bulk grocery, home cleaning supplies, personal care products and more. It also employs people of all neurotypes. 

Photo by John Michael Simpson, Durham Magazine


Brendan Bradley ’01 Launches Virtual Reality, Live Theatre Hybrid Experience 

A year removed from imagining and designing Future Stages — a 3D virtual theatre-going experience — Brendan Bradley ’01 tapped into his entrepreneurial talent again in 2021 to create a new virtual reality and live theater experience called Non-Player Character

The show, which is still in development, combines live musical theatre and video games to explain how everyone has a story to tell and a role to play. Bradley demonstrated the prototype at the Museum of Science in December in Boston.

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Bradley ’01