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September 24, 2003

*Special* Alumni Profile of Our Friend Mark Wagoner (1971-2003)

This page is borrowed from the NC State Caldwell Fellows Alumni Profile of Mark Wagoner. It was once found through the NCSU Caldwell Fellows Program here. I can't seem to find it online anymore, so I decided to post it here. You may also want to look at his obituary. We miss you, Mark! --Kyle=

Mark Wagoner’s passion for adventure and service was boundless. His zest for life profoundly impacted those around him. He loved to share his excitement for the outdoors with others.

Mark graduated in 1989 from the NC School of Math and Science in Durham. Mark scored 1580 on the SAT and was accepted at NC State University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, a Caldwell Scholar, a member of the NC Fellows Program, and a Rhodes Scholar Nominee. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics in 1994. After graduating, Mark worked at Proctor & Gamble in Browns Summit, NC, from 1994 to 2001. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University in May, 2003.

Mark first became interested in mountaineering at an outdoor leadership development course to the Rockies with The Caldwell Fellows Program in 1990. Some of his major accomplishments in this area include National Outdoor Leadership School training in Alaska, certified Wilderness First Responder, and Instructor with Colorado Outward Bound. He also led technical climbs on Mt. Rainer in Washington, Mt. Hood in Oregon, and in Ecuador. He remained active in The Caldwell Programs, co-leading several wilderness experiences for Caldwell Fellows each spring.

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May 30, 2003

*Special* Mark Alan Wagoner (1971-2003)

MARK ALAN WAGONER, 31, died instantly on May 28, 2003 in Denali National Park, Alaska as a result of a tragic plane crash.

Mark was born in Alamance County on September 23, 1971. In the short span of his life, Mark's passion for adventure and indelible zest for life profoundly impacted those around him. He loved to share his excitement of the outdoors with others.

Mark attended Alamance County Schools from kindergarten through the tenth grade. After leaving Southern Alamance High school in 1987, he attended and graduated from the NC School of Math and Science in Durham in 1989. While in high school, Mark attended the NC Governor's School-East in mathematics and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Mark scored 1580 on the SAT and was accepted at NC State University where he was a National Merit Scholar, a Caldwell Scholar, a member of the NCSU Fellows Program, and a Rhodes Scholar nominee. Mark graduated Summa Cum Laude with B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from NC State in 1994. Following graduation, he was employed by Proctor & Gamble in Browns Summit, NC from 1994 to 2001. Mark returned to college in the fall of 2001 and recently graduated on May 10, 2003 with a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University.

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May 05, 2000

*Special* Edwin Meets His Match

Read the Scroll Describing the Great Event (follows) or Cast Your Eyes into Alan's Divining Pool for a view of the Festivities!

YES, JOEL HAS DONE IT AGAIN, AND THROWN REVERENCE TO THE
WINDS (with the original suggestion made by David Chappell, so you can blame
him)...

Summary #85: The Gathering

Party Roster:
Edwin Anderson, 12 hp, 12th level DM, played by Edwin
Katherine Plante Anderson, 9 hp, 12th level bride, played by Katherine
And many guests/ NPCs

We last left our beleaguered couple in snowy Ithaca. Well, the weather cleared and party
used their druidic abilities to transform into eagles and fly south into the "Southern
Wilderness" of Winston-Salem. Most of the party stayed at a local inn at 5 gp / night
called "La Quinta," meaning in Spanish/ Runic III, "the bill." Ok, so I can't translate that
well.

A number of PCs arrived from more distant places, and Sean's suit took 1d6 water
damage (no wound) in a particularly nasty encounter with a dripping airplane air
conditioner, but a sun drying healing check saved the suit for the upcoming ceremonies.
We met in the tavern lobby under the watchful eye of the other patrons, and carefully
scouted out the swimming pool.

Some of us wore our Teft quality suits (reasonable quality suits at reasonable prices)
while others brought theirs from the glamorous stores of the great cities. Some had
magically enchanted shoes that shined brightly.

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