Dr. Rebekah (Becky) Megerian of Asheboro has been elected chairperson of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, and Mr. Lance Elko, vice-chair. Both were elected at the recently annual meeting of the Friends, which featured a presentation by radio host and journalist Frank Stasio of WUNC.
Dr.Megerian was born in Mooresville, North Carolina, and is the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Andrew McKnitt Henderson. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English from North Carolina State University and did graduate work at the University of Toronto before returning to North Carolina to work in the North Carolina Community College System. She taught English at North Carolina State University, the University of Toronto, and Lenoir Community College before joining the faculty at Randolph Community College in Asheboro in 1980. In 1994 she received a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2008 she retired from Randolph Community College as dean of Basic Skills. She has lived in Asheboro since 1981 with her husband Jonathan Megerian, a criminal defense attorney. Her daughter Anne Megerian is a student at Guilford College, and her daughter Margaret Megerian Ham practices law with her father.
Mr. Elko is a veteran editor of 27 years in consumer and trade publishing.” He currently works for Pace Communications as editor of US Airways Magazine, a monthly in-flight publication. Since 1983. Elko has worked as editor or editorial director for five publishing companies, all with consumer target audiences. A native of Philadelphia, Elko has also lived in New York, Tennessee and Georgia. He has lived with his wife and three children in North Carolina for the past twenty-five years. In addition to a love for words (he faithfully tackles the NY Times crosswords) and literature, he has a special fondness for Civil War history, sports, and music. He has worked on and off as a professional musician (guitar) most recently playing solo engagements (original acoustic compositions). Elko has a B.A. in English Lit. from Eastern University in St. David’s Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in English Lit. from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Other newly-elected Board members include Ms. Robin Sutton Anders, Mr. David Arneke, Mr. Ned Cline, Ms. Carol Cone Douglas, Ms. Nancy Fuller, Mr. Jim Schlosser, Dr. Charles Sullivan, and Ms. Laura Tew, all of Greensboro. Re-elected to the Board was Mr. Selby Bateman, also of Greensboro.