Roane (BS) was recognized as one of "50 Women Who Make
a Difference" by Memphis Woman magazine. She served
as director of women's athletics at The U of M from 1946-84.
Randolph F. Busby (BS) is the author of Danger Signs
in Prophecy: Read the Manual. He lives in Gainesville,
C. Forrester (BS, MEd '68) retired after 34 years as Obion
County historian. He lives in Union City, Tenn.
Hermie Plunk ('54) was named one of the Alumni of the
Decades by Holmes Community College in celebration of its
Davis (BSEd) is head basketball coach at Hardin County
(Ill.) High School. A member of the M Club Hall of Fame, he
lives in Eddyville, Ky.
Hayslip (BS, MA '61) retired after 44 years with the Shelby
County Schools. He had served as public relations director
and athletic director since 1984.
Richard Walker (BBA, MA '60) was appointed to the Memphis
Area Transit Authority board of directors.
Gattis Jerrolds (BS, MEd '80) has retired after 40 years
as a teacher and principal at Whites Elementary School in
Billy J. Naylor (BS, MA '60), vice president for administration
at Freed-Hardeman University, was honored by the Tennessee
House of Representatives. A joint resolution commended him
for his years of service to the university and the people
of Tennessee. Naylor lives in Henderson, Tenn.
Hamblett Kennedy (BA) has retired to Como, Miss., after
almost 30 years of teaching English in the Middle East.
Pulliam McDowell (BS), a professor and chair of fine arts
at the University of New Orleans, was appointed a Seraphia
D. Leyda University Teaching Fellow. A senior art historian,
she has guided the development of a nationally accredited
art history curriculum and supported the establishment of
the Fine Arts Gallery.
C. Leming (BS, MS '67) received the Tennessee Department
of Environment and Conservation's 2000 Lifetime Achievement
Award (professional category). He directs the state's oversight
of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation waste
management, environmental restoration and environmental monitoring
programs. The first TDEC employee to win this award, Leming
has 37 years of experience in environmental fields.
Lee Knight (BS, MEd '81) was named Distinguished Faculty
Member of the Year for 1999-2000 at St. Mary's Episcopal School,
where she teaches first grade.
O. Davis (BBA) donated six building lots in DeKalb County,
Ga., to Habitat for Humanity. The gift was valued at $93,000.
A resident of Marietta, Ga., Davis is in the construction
machinery import/export business and land development.
Shoda (MBA) teaches marketing at Niigata University of
International and Information Studies in Japan.
Michael L. Kennedy (BS, MS '68) and Dr. Phyllis K.
Kennedy (BS '75, MS '78, PhD '85), received the Meritorious
Service Award from the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.
The award recognizes the contributions they have made to the
organization. Michael is editor of the Southwestern Naturalist,
the association's journal. The husband and wife teach biology
at The U of M, where he is a professor and she is an adjunct
Worthington Kirkpatrick (BS) won the Tower Award for Women
Leaders from Presentation Academy in Louisville, Ky., for
service to her community. Kirkpatrick is executive director
of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.
Pilkerton Walden (BS, MEd '71) has been named executive
director of the Germantown Community Theatre. A former business
owner, educator and actress, Walden had been the theatre's
box office manager.
Brenner (MBA), executive vice president and director of
private client services for Legacy Securities Corp., has assumed
new responsibilities with affiliated companies. He was named
a member of the board of directors for Legacy Investment Group
Inc. and a managing director of Legacy Asset Management Inc.
L. Rhodes Jr. (JD) joined the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant
& Combs. He is a former shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman
& Caldwell and former Germantown city attorney.
Lawrence Barnett (BA, JD '73) is district counsel for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island, Ill. He and
his wife, Kay Williams Barnett (BA '71, MA '73), live
in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Baker (BA) is public relations director for WestRogers
Advertising. Before joining WestRogers, she had been a senior
account executive for the Ramey Agency. Baker also served
as media relations director and interim public relations director
at The U of M.
H. Hilliard (BBA) has been elected chair of the board
of directors of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
E. Bailey (BSCE, MS '80, MBA '91), senior vice president
of Pickering Inc., received The U of M's first Civil Engineering
Alumni Loyalty Award for being an active alumnus in the profession
and community, and providing leadership through assistance
to the Civil Engineering Department and the University. Bailey
is head of Pickering's survey, civil and transportation design
Koen (BBA, MS '79, JD '84), a professor of management
at the University of New Orleans, was appointed a Seraphia
D. Leyda University Teaching Fellow. He received the university's
Award for Excellence in Teaching and was named Teacher of
the Year in the College of Business Administration. Koen is
a specialist in employment law, business law and human resource
L. Wilson (BA, MA '76) was a panelist at the Pennsylvania
Bar Association Civil Litigation Section's annual retreat
last spring. The panel's topic was "Lawsuits About Lawsuits:
Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Malicious Prosecution."
She also was a panelist for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's
Ethics Potpourri. Wilson is an associate in the Philadelphia
law offices of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.
Johnson Clark (BSEd) was selected as one of two Susan
G. Komen Race for the Cure Volunteers of the Year for her
work with the National Race for the Cure. The event raises
money for breast cancer research and education. Clark lives
in Kensington, Md.
Dennis H. Jones (BBA, MS '74) is president and CEO
of Accel-KKR Co. LLC. Jones had been senior vice president
and chief information officer for Federal Express Corp.
Brumas (BA) is press secretary/communications director
for Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. He was
Washington Correspondent for The Birmingham News for
R. Davidson (BA) was promoted to superintendent of transportation
services for the Union Pacific Railroad in San Antonio. He
had been the railroad's intermodal superintendent in Long
P. "Ken" Kenworthy (JD), a shareholder in the Memphis
office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, has been selected
as a charter fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits
Magness (BA) was named vice president of human resources
for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. He had been personnel
manager there since 1984.
Ball Scruggs (BA, MS '85) received the Best Woman Friend
National Award from Kappa Delta sorority.
Toes-Boccia (BSEd, MEd '77) was named dean of St. Agnes
Academy Lower School. She had been dean of admissions and
school improvement for St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School.
Martin Waters (BA) was named case management supervisor
for the Salvation Army Purdue Center of Hope. She had been
executive director of the Metro Memphis and Shelby County
F. Becker (BA) of Muncie, Ind., has retired as a business
manager for the Union Pacific Railroad. He and his wife Barbara
will spend time with their three daughters and their families
in Michigan, Indiana and Florida.
Patricia Person Ray (BSEd, MEd '87, EdD '91) is the upper
school principal at St. Mary's Episcopal School. She had been
principal of Cordova High School for three years.
F. Turner (MA) was named a fellow of the American Institute
of Certified Planners in recognition of his individual achievement
in urban and rural planning. He is executive director of the
Development Business Center of Plano, Texas.
T. Yarbrough (MEd) of Covington, Tenn., has retired after
41 years as an educator. She most recently served as supervisor
of instruction for grades K-5 in the Tipton County School
Robin Arnold (BFA) received the Chancellor's Award for
Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York,
where she is an associate professor in painting and drawing.
She lives in Saugerties, N.Y.
Bill Branim (BS, MS '81, MPA '86) has been named laboratory
director for Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center.
Martha McCullar Glover (MEd, EdD '93) was named Citizen
of the Year by the McNairy County Chamber of Commerce. A resident
of Selmer, Tenn., Glover was principal of McNairy Central
High School until 1998.
Col. William Michael "Mike" Hudson (BS) is support
group commander at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
O. Scott Key (BBA) is air education and training command
inspector general chief of inspections at Randolph Air Force
Base in San Antonio. He is a former operations group commander
at Columbus Air Force Base.
Harlan (BSME) was promoted to manager of regulatory compliance
with Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics. He also earned a black belt
in tae kwon do.
Kauffman (MBA) is founder and chief executive officer
of AccuSHIP.com, formerly Express Logistics.
L. Mathis (BA) is vice president of business development
for T.W. Frierson Contractor Inc., with responsibility for
marketing and sales of the firm's construction services. He
lives in Brentwood, Tenn.
Parker (BPS, MPA '88) is president and executive director
of Ewarton Museum Inc., a nonprofit corporation formed in
1997 to develop the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Music
Academy and Performing Arts Center. She had been vice president
of communications and marketing for the Regional Medical Center
at Memphis. From 1966-76 Parker was director of publicity
for Stax Records.
Morris (BBA) is the senior portfolio strategist for Advest
Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla. He is responsible for all fixed income
strategies for institutional customers.
Debi Robertson (BA) has been promoted to program and
operations manager at WKNO-TV.
Laurie Waddy Tucker (BBA, MBA '83) has been named to
the board of directors of MIFA (the Metropolitan Inter-Faith
Association). She is senior vice president of global product
marketing for FedEx Corporate Services.
Cox Brewer (MEd) has been named to the board of directors
of MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association). She is community
relations officer for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division.
Fite (BSME, MS '89, PhD '93) is professor of engineering
and program coordinator for pre-engineering at Rose State
College in Midwest City, Okla.
T. Flowers (MEd) wrote the book Melody of Love
after the death of her husband, Albert Louis Flowers. The
book has won several literary awards, including the George
P. Freeman Award and the New Millennium Writer's Award. Flowers
is the librarian at Whitehaven High School.
Cannon (BBA) is editor-at-large and men's fashion editor
for Town & Country magazine.
Lansky Shipman (JD) is the attorney for the town of Collierville.
C. Hodges (MEd) was named principal of Whitehall Elementary
School in Jackson, Tenn., becoming the school's first female
Pullen (MA) contributed a one-act play, The Bookmobile
Doesn't Come by Anymore, to the anthology A Grand Entrance
- Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors. He is an English
teacher at Germantown High School.
Hoover (BBA, MBA '84) was promoted to senior field sales
analyst for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. He lives in Brooksville,
Springfield Miller (MEd) attended the Academy of the Gifted
at Middle Tennessee State University. The Jenning Foundation
funds the school and certifies teachers of the gifted.
G. Freeman (BSET) of Honolulu has been promoted to associate
with Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo Architects, Designers and
Consultants. A senior designer, he is responsible for a range
of projects, including hotels and resorts, commercial, and
office facilities and multi-family housing.
Roach (BSME) has been promoted to manufacturing services
project supervisor for Porter-Cable/Delta's manufacturing
services division. He lives in Jackson, Tenn.
C. Starr (BSME) was promoted to lieutenant colonel in
the Air Force. He has assumed command of the 4th Command and
Control Squadron at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne,
Brown (BA) is design director for the Dallas Morning
Woods Harris (BSN, MS '91) clinical research coordinator
for the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, was named
vice president of the National Association of Orthopaedic
Sandra Leatherwood (BS) is associate minister at Collierville
United Methodist Church.
E. McCrory (BBA) has published his first novel, Company
W. Roop (BBA) is president of Roop Financial Services
Inc. and is a qualifying member
of the Million Dollar Round Table.
R. Singleton (BSEd, MS '94) was elected executive director
of the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference in Atlanta.
He also was one of three national recipients of the Phi Kappa
Tau Foundation Educational Fellowship. A former coordinator
of Greek affairs at The U of M, Singleton is associate dean
of students at the University of Miami.
Wilkes (BBA) was promoted to membership manager at WKNO-TV.
Ingle Pang (MS) of Cumming, Ga., received her doctorate
in behavioral psychology from the Union Institute. She has
completed her first book, Ledges of Borneo.
Sloan (BA) and Ildiko Bardos Sloan (BSEd '88) are
the parents of a fifth child, Nathan Thomas, born in October
1999. Paul is creative services director for Fox13 WHBQ-TV.
Jacqueline D. Tate-Mathis (BBA, JD '94) is a real estate
attorney for Schlotzsky's Inc. in Austin, Texas. She was licensed
as a Texas attorney in January.
Tucker Beck (BBA) was awarded the Certified Commercial
Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the Commercial Investment
Real Estate Institute. He is with Crye-Leike Commercial.
Jennings-Brock (BBA) has been promoted to customer service
review supervisor with The U of M's Bureau of Business and
LaChance ('87) is family living editor for The Covington
J. Califf (MFA) had a one-woman show of mixed media pieces
at the Germantown Library. Her works also were included in
the exhibit "A Concert of Spirited Threads: Women's Fabric
Art" at The U of M Art Museum and in a juried exhibition at
the Levy Gallery at Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center.
Carole Gray Coles (BS, MHA '97) and Andrew Riddick
Coles (BBA '89) are the parents of Georgia Catherine Coles,
born Aug. 27, 1999. Carole is a sales manager at Smith & Nephew
Inc. Andrew "Sandy" Coles is a sales manager with Marine Supply
Co. He and his boating business were featured in the May 2000
issue of Southern Living magazine.
E. Luke (BBA '88) is senior vice president and senior
credit officer of First Alliance Bank.
Perkins (BBA) has been named to the board of directors
of the Children's Museum of Memphis. She is executive director
of the Orange Mound Collaborative.
Robinson (BBA) has been promoted to sales executive, distributed
enterprise management solutions, at Computer Associates International.
C. Smith III (BA) is manager of marketing communications
for Electrotek Concepts in Knoxville.
Benton (BA) was promoted to assistant copy chief at
Southern Living magazine. She has been with Southern
Living since 1995, serving most recently as senior copy
Choo (BSET) was promoted to senior project manager at
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc. Capt.
Styer (BSET) and his wife Tammie announce the birth of
their daughter, Jennifer Renee, on Oct. 31, 1999. Styer is
stationed with the 7th Marines in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Sharon D. Wright (MA) has been promoted to associate professor
of political science and black studies at the University of
Missouri and is a visiting scholar for the 2000-2001 academic
year at the University of Michigan.
Hollingsworth (BBA) was named associate development director
at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. His responsibilities include
membership development, grants and sponsorships. Previously
he was a development officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care
Joyner (BPS), director of the Mid-South Training Institute
at The U of M and former Collierville chief of police, received
the 2000 President's Award from the Tennessee Association
of Chiefs of Police.
"Libby" Porter (BSEd, MS '98) and her husband Scott announce
the birth of their son, Lane Alan Porter, on May 17. He joins
a brother, Spencer, and sister, Macy.
Torrence (BA) won an Emmy award from the Mid-America chapter
of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences
for her work as an editor at CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St.
Louis. She won for the investigative series "Jefferson City,
Sorry State of Affairs," which explored legislators breaking
Stephenie Turner-Sell (BA) is a probation officer with
the Richland County Juvenile Court. She lives in Lexington,
Smith Ashe (BSN) was named to Who's Who Among America's
High School Teachers and was selected the Outstanding Health
Science Teacher by the Tennessee School Board Association.
The Selmer resident teaches at Adamsville High School.
Cozart Austin (BPS), a mediator with the Accord Institute
of Olive Branch, has received two grants from the Arkansas
Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. The grants will
be used for a two-day training seminar on conflict resolution
for teachers and to support the Small Claims Mediation Project
she coordinates in Paragould, Ark.
Curtis L. Hudson (BA) of Jackson, Tenn., was fully ordained
as a pastor in the United Methodist church. He and his wife
Kelly welcomed the birth of their first daughter, Macy Elizabeth,
on June 30.
Kimery (BBA) was promoted to president of AccuSHIP.com.
Warren D. McWhirter (JD) is an associate with Glassman,
Jeter, Edwards & Wade PC.
Short (MA) has rejoined the staff of the Millington
Star, covering the city's police and fire departments
and Millington City Court.
Criswell Bell (MS) was elected to the Jackson-Madison
County School Board. An internal auditor for the city of Jackson,
Tenn., she founded "Students First," a group of parents working
for educational reform.
Bobo Castle (BBA) lives in Murray, Ky., with her husband
Michael, who practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. They
are the parents of a son, Christian Michael, born March 17.
Douglas Hanson (BBA, JD '95) is an associate with Glassman,
Jeter, Edwards & Wade PC.
Fossett Jones (BSN) has been named director of quality
improvement for Methodist Extended Care Hospital. Previously
she was a nurse manager at Methodist Healthcare Central.
Elizabeth Brock McBride (MS, EdD '94) and her husband
John announce the birth of their daughter, Katy Elizabeth,
on May 30.
McGaw (BBA) was named vice president and director of leasing
for Landstone Medical Properties.
A. McLaughlin (JD) was named a partner with the Waring
Cox PLC law firm.
Kimball Mellon (MS) of Apollo Beach, Fla., is vice president
of investments for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. She and her husband,
Mark Albert Mellon, are the parents of Mark Chadwick Kimball
Mellon, born Aug. 6, 1999.
Teasley (BBA) has joined the corporate finance division
of Rodgers Capital Group in Nashville. He received his MBA
from Vanderbilt University.
Upton Douglas (JD) and her husband Rick are the parents
of Jackson Bailey, born March 13. She practices product liability
litigation with Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem,
L. Guinn (BBA), associate director of admissions at Central
Michigan University, received her master's degree in educational
administration and community leadership from CMU. She is pursuing
her doctorate in educational administration/higher education.
Knight (BBA) has been promoted to customer business executive
with Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, N.Y.
B. Nichol (JD) rejoined the law firm of Stokes Bartholomew
Evans & Petree as a partner.
D. Robinson Jr. (BFA) received a master of fine arts degree
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stimart (MEd) has been appointed the first principal of
Incarnation Elementary School in Collierville.
Lapaglia Bailey (BBA) is an account executive with First
Mercantile Trust Co.
H. Masters (MBA) has been named electrical project manager
at Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates Inc.
Relleva (BFA) is Webmaster and lead site designer for
Perfectly Private Inc., an Internet security firm. Previously
he was designer and Web marketing manager for a companion
site, Careers Inc.
Veazey (MA) of Andover, N.J., is vice president of communications
for Honeywell's Home & Building Control business.
Blevins-Relleva (MA) earned a master's degree from Vanderbilt
University in 1999. She and her husband, Brian Relleva (BFA
'94), became parents for a second time with the birth of James
Oskar in September 1999.
LaFaye (MFA) writes books for young adults, including
The Year of the Sawdust Man, Strawberry Hill and
Janis J. Milczewski (BA) is a consultant with Arthur
Andersen in Washington, D.C. She previously was with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Wood (BBA, MBA '99) and Molly Perkins Wood (BSN)
announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Caroline, on Dec.
Eagan Mangrum (BA) is an account executive in the interactive
media department of Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence in Nashville.
Griffin Claxton (JD) has been appointed deputy director
of human resources for the city of Memphis. She had served
as an assistant district attorney since 1998.
M. Erickson (BBA) received the Professional Human Resources
certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute.
She is human resources director with the Waring Cox law firm.
Brooks Monaghan (BBA), a former Tiger soccer player,
is interim head coach of the Lady Tiger soccer team.
Castroverde (BFA) has been appointed to serve on the Tennessee
Human Rights Commission by Gov. Don Sundquist.
M. Coplon (MHA) is owner of Healthcare Consultants of
Sumara Darnell (MS) was named principal of Margaret Newton
Elementary School in Tiptonville, Tenn. She had taught at
the school since 1990.
Shanna Davis (BS, MS '00) is an environmental scientist
Rev. William H. Edwards (MBA) has been named associate
general minister and vice president of the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) in Cincinnati. He is a former executive
pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.
McGhee Hernandez (JD) has joined the law firm of Bass,
Berry & Sims in Nashville.
Balkwill (JD) joined the law office of Bradley J. Cordts.
He concentrates his practice in criminal defense, family law
and tort litigation.
Flack (BA '92, JD '99) is a city prosecutor in the Law
Division of the city of Memphis.
Horne (MFA) has left his position as managing director
of the Memphis Black Repertory Theatre to teach at Saint Louis
Eberhardt (MS) is assistant director of student life for
student activities at Centre College in Danville, Ky. He had
been a program coordinator in student development and admissions
at Lambuth College.
VanPelt (BSME) has been awarded a full scholarship to
the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma.
He is a graduate assistant pursuing a master's degree in mechanical
Wilbur (BBA) is a computer analyst with myonlinebookkeeper.com,
which offers small businesses a way to outsource their bookkeeping
departments via the Internet.