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Marc Paul '78


In regards to Marc Paul, it appears he has succumbed to what is known in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and environs as “the Southern part of Heaven.” After 32 years in northern Virginia, Marc and Donna pulled up stakes and set down roots 10 minutes south of the UNC campus, which also happens to be 15 minutes away from son Dylan, a Carolina grad who still lives in Chapel Hill. In the past year, Marc has set up a real estate concern called Greyhound Capital Properties — what’s not to love with a name like that, Gilman? — which owns and operates residential housing in central North Carolina and vacation rentals on the Outer Banks. Meanwhile, he’s still a partner with a transactional practice at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, which, until the pandemic, saw him commuting to D.C. every other week, though now he works remotely exclusively. And after 35 years of marriage, he and Donna operate their home as an unofficial shelter for homeless animals, including a greyhound/dog rescue operation. Of course, I am jealous. But I am happy for Marc, too. “If you had told me 40 years ago that one person from our class would be living in Chapel Hill now, my bet would have been on you and not me,” Marc wrote to me, solicitously. “But there it is.”

reported by Charlie Herndon '78


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