Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., received an A.B. summa cum laude in physics from Duke in 1953 and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard in 1956. At IBM he was an architect of an early supercomputer and was then project manager for both hardware and software of the System/360 (mainframe) computer family, whose descendants are still widely used. In 1964 he founded the Computer Science Department at the UNC-Chapel Hill and chaired it for 20 years. Currently, he is Kenan Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus. Dr. Brooks and his wife, Nancy, have three children and nine grandchildren. A Christian since age 31, Dr. Brooks chaired the Executive Committee for the Central Carolina Billy Graham Crusade in 1973. Dr. and Mrs. Brooks advise the graduate-student chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he has taught an adult Sunday school class for over forty years.
Dr. Wesley Burks
Dr. Wesley Burks is Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine and physician-in-chief of North Carolina Children’s Hospital. As an expert in pediatric allergy, he is known internationally for his research in the development of immunotherapy for food allergy. Dr. Burks and his wife, Jan, live on Boundary Place right around the corner from the Study Center.
A native of Raleigh, NC, Judy graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1980 (BA Mathematics) where she was very involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Her husband, Frank, is a former UNC Morehead Scholar. Judy has been involved in starting new Young Life programs in DC and NC and new Fellows programs in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC, and has served on the boards of both. Judy is the founder and CEO of High Cotton, a men's apparel company headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Judy has often longed for a "home" for Christians on the UNC Campus and says the NCSC is the most exciting and significant opportunity she has seen in decades. Judy and her husband, Frank, have three sons, Cameron, James and Patrick, two of which are UNC grads.
Mike McIntyre served as a United States Congressman for the last 18 years and has recently been named Senior Advisor and Director of Government Relations for Poyner Spruill law firm in Raleigh. He graduated from UNC with both his undergraduate and law degrees. A Morehead Scholar, he was active in student government, intramural sports, tutored in a local junior high and served as chapter President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He was presented the Sullivan Award his senior year by the chancellor as best exemplifying "unselfish interest in the welfare of his fellow man." In law school he was President of the Christian Legal Society and served on the Student Health Service Advisory Board. In addition to winning several national legislative awards while he was in Congress, he was Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and the Congressional Prayer Breakfast, and he was a recipient of the national Distinguished Christian Statesman of the Year Award.
He and his wife Dee, who is also actively helping NCSC, have two sons, both of whom won scholarships to Carolina and are now attorneys.
Betsy is the Director of Annual Giving and a Major Gifts Officer at Duke Divinity School. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Betsy’s involvement with the Center for Christian Study in Charlottesville had a lasting impact on her life in Christ, and she is honored to help carry this ministry forward for the next generation. Betsy’s husband, Allan, serves as the senior pastor at Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham. The Pooles have three young adult children, Ellie, Sam, and Sarah -- while Ellie is a Demon Deacon, Sam and Sarah are Tarheels!
Joe received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the UNC Chapel Hill. He also has a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. As a trial lawyer for over 30 years, Joe has tried scores of jury cases including medical malpractice, personal injury, and first degree murder cases. Joe is a member of UNC’s Board of Governors, has served on the board at St. David's School in Raleigh for more than twenty years, and is active in state politics. Joe taught a 500-member Bible Study Fellowship class in Raleigh for twenty-five years, and is active in the ministry and life of Christ Baptist Church. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for thirty-four years and have six children.
Dave heads The Summit Church’s campus ministries across the Triangle region. Through an emphasis on church membership, voluntarism, and mission work, the Summit College program trains and equips college students for lives of ministry and discipleship. Dave is originally from South Carolina, and has a degree in history and a masters degree in theology from Biola University and the Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles, California. Dave and his wife, Lauren, have two children, Graham and Macy Jane.
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