Another UNC & Koonce Connection

Amber Micole Koonce

One day last month while using Facebook, I had a story appear in my sidebar about a UNC student named Amber Koonce.  She is a current senior and was named by Glamour Magazine as one of their Top 10 College Women.

Me being as obsessed as I am, I had to start researching her family tree.  Her parents, Donnie & Masherill, were graduates of UNC-Charlotte and thanks to the large collection of yearbooks from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, I was able to find them easily.  Tracing Donnie back further, I located his father and grandmother, Dora Koonce.

However, I am now stuck on Dora. I know she is from Jones County but I don’t know anything about her family.  I have a speculation as to how she may fit in with the Koonces I already know about, but I need further documentation or, contact with Amber’s family to see if they can help fill the gap.  The research will continue of course :-)

From one UNC Koonce grad to another soon to be one (Amber will graduate in May 2012), I wish her the best of luck! Amber is quite accomplished and I know she has great things ahead of her.

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